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From Mourning to Post Traumatic Growth

Our nation is in a period of mourning. It’s been over a week since the political earthquake and we’ve yet to begin our recovery. We’re caught in the early stages of grief, feeling angry and sad, far from the acceptance that comes at the end of a healing process. Whether we receive our information through news media coverage or social media sites, it’s all about adversity and uncertainty. Some people are frustrated or disillusioned and involved in targeted reactions – protests, boycotts, petitions. Others are feeling vulnerable and worried about their … Continue reading

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Choose Resilience

To one degree or another, we’ve all suffered adversity and experienced setbacks. But have you heard about post-traumatic growth? You know, it’s always possible to bounce back. Whether you’re hit in the face with a crisis or making a slow transition to the next chapter, expect a cascade of emotions–anxiety, the desire to hold on, fear, maybe even a sense of freedom. If you step back, take a deep breath and face the situation squarely, you can’t help but grow from the challenges: Look into your part. You have a … Continue reading

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Baby Booomers and Post Traumatic Growth

The last day of our summer vacation with all the family came to a sad ending with my husband’s accident. He’s been more reflective as he recuperates from knee surgery that will keep him off his feet for the next few months. He’s always been able to do it all, and now suddenly there are limitations – just like for the older baby boomers who are coming face to face with the realities of the aging process. But it’s not as bad as it could be, especially when it comes … Continue reading

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