The Search for the Point of Purpose

The following was written by my son. At the age of 21 he is starting his academic career at a local college. He was tasked with writing an essay. The words written below are his words. As his father, I was not expecting what I read. I told him that someone out there in the …

Negative vs Positive Talk

People respond best when they receive positive talk. A person feels shame, guilt, regret, sadness, fear, loneliness and physically weak when people who they love and admire most, who’ve they’ve made themselves vulnerable to, speak negative to them. It’s the ultimate way to crush someone’s spirit. On the contrary, speaking positive words to someone charges …

Does Your Suffering Have Meaning?

Viktor Frankl is my favorite author when it relates to choice, attitude, struggle. In a very small nutshell, he survived 4 concentration/death camps in 3 years during WWII. He lost everything. He lost his job, home, identity, wife, parents and purpose. He regained one of those things, however. His purpose. He found that his purpose …

The Forging of Man

How men, and women, are truly made is through adversity, pressure, extreme stress. After all these tests, a person’s level of perseverance, resilience, strength, character and beauty are found. As we go the way of life, we are presented with a number of opportunities to refine ourselves or to be forged. This starts at a …

PTSD Is A Choice. There’s Another Option.

Having been involved, passionately, in the PTSD debacle over the past 18 months what I've learned is what the title says, "PTSD is a choice".  Stating this to most people who have been diagnosed will strongly disagree without hesitation. Why? Because most everyone feels there is no alternative. You're broke, you can't be fixed so …

What Is A Healthy Lifestyle?

  Kyäni - Healthy Living Movement from Kyäni Video on Vimeo. Wellness and PTG When relating to Post Traumatic Growth, I see a resemblance here to the whole "Healthy Living Movement". I believe it encompasses a full spectrum of wellness. The healthy living that Kyani speaks of primarily relates to nutrition. Nutrition plays a MAJOR …

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