The Gotchas

The Gotchas

I was listening to somebody talk the other day. And I was astonished that after every positive, uplifting thing they said, they ended it with the “gotcha.” ...more

Trauma

May 15, 20241 min read

The crux of the issue: Balancing all the factors for AI

The crux of the issue: Balancing all the factors for AI

How do we help AI learn to recognize the differences and commonalities between a biologically based model of mental illness or mental distress versus a social determinant of health model of mental dis... ...more

Trauma

May 08, 20241 min read

Performance Failure and Self-Directed Coaching: Change

Performance Failure and Self-Directed Coaching: Change

Nobody likes it when they get caught out for being inattentive, failing to perform to standards, doing a task wrong, or otherwise messing up. It feels bad--even when it’s a learning experience. ...more

Trauma

May 01, 20241 min read

The impact of trauma on the workplace

The impact of trauma on the workplace

This isn’t about traumatic events (like workplace violence) that happen in the workplace. This is about what people bring with them to the workplace. ...more

Trauma

April 24, 20242 min read

The Power of Labeling

The Power of Labeling

What difference does the label of a diagnosis make if the person is functioning well enough to be self-supporting, maintain relationships, contribute to society, and participate in meaningful activiti... ...more

Trauma

April 17, 20241 min read

Artificial Intelligence and healthcare? This could be scary…

Artificial Intelligence and healthcare? This could be scary…

Artificial Intelligence. It's a powerful tool. And yet, for all of its benefits in terms of being able to act as if it's speeding up our thinking and our productivity, there are some challenges that w... ...more

Trauma

April 10, 20241 min read

A Rash of Kindness

A Rash of Kindness

I walked into a candy store to buy a few (only 4) chocolate covered cherries, and the woman who waited on me had the most beautiful pattern in her braids. I complimented her on it, and asked if the pa... ...more

Trauma

April 03, 20241 min read

Universal Exposure, Unique Reaction

Universal Exposure, Unique Reaction

A couple of weeks ago I talked about the Trauma Olympics and I proposed that we all adopt this perspective: universal exposure with unique reaction. ...more

Trauma

March 27, 20241 min read

Only a safe bird sings

Only a safe bird sings

Ever thought about that? Birds go silent when there is danger. ...more

Trauma

March 20, 20241 min read

Stop the Olympics (Trauma Olympics, that is)

Stop the Olympics (Trauma Olympics, that is)

I’m sure you’ve experienced this: “my trauma’s worse than yours,” ...more

Trauma

March 13, 20241 min read

“Quiet Quitters”?

“Quiet Quitters”?

I get a little annoyed by pundits who slam workers and toss the phrase “quiet quitting” about as an insult to workers ...more

Trauma

March 06, 20242 min read

Why Quiet Quitters Quit: Self-Protection

Why Quiet Quitters Quit: Self-Protection

We say we value employee loyalty, yet we devalue the employee’s value to themselves. ...more

Change ,Resilience &Trauma

February 28, 20241 min read

Quit Telling Everybody Everything! (Part 2)

Quit Telling Everybody Everything! (Part 2)

We get taught to tell everyone everything. Is it really that helpful? If I feel urgency in my being to relieve myself of my story, I may feel better-- ...more

Trauma

February 21, 20241 min read

Quit Telling Everybody Everything! (Part 1)

Quit Telling Everybody Everything! (Part 1)

Transparency. Authenticity. Boundaries. Yeah, all those--and civility, courtesy and kindness. We’re all for these. Except when it means: ...more

Trauma

February 14, 20242 min read

My Surname is “Power”

My Surname is “Power”

Yes, my surname is “Power.” I was born with it. I’ve grown up and grown older with it. It is a blessing and a responsibility for which I am sometimes not prepared. ...more

Trauma

February 07, 20241 min read

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