It's like the flame that fuels the fight against all odds and ends up changing the world. It's the story of our greatest heroes. It provides meaning on the darkest of days.Read More
"You've probably got a learning disability or something. You might need to go to student services and get some help." That was the response I got when questioning the validity of the first exam in a psychology 101 course. I barely scored a passing grade. The outcome of that examination did not match my understanding of the material. In fact, much of what I learned for that test has been cemented into my brain by the experience. To this day, most of my basic understanding of neurons and synapses are from that first exam. (How many "A" students can say that, twelve years later). But to the point, it felt like a dismissive and politically correct way of calling me stupid.Read More
There has long been suspicion between the mental-health field and the 12-Step model of recovery. Both have similar goals in helping people live their lives to the fullest potential yet have very different orientations and practices.Read More
par·a·dox (noun): a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true.
Consider the statement: peace is found in the tension of paradox.
How can peace exist within contradiction?
How is it that some people can be poor and have joy or suffer great pain and still bring smiles to others? I contend that they've found peace in the paradox that while some days are good and some days are not, they do not have to lose themselves to the moment.Read More