Post-Traumatic Growth

Long before extensive research was done in this area, most of us were quite aware of the individuals that we had worked with who had actually grown and developed new skills.

Does Your Job Put You At Risk For Terrorist Acts?

You work for a company that contracts with the U.S. government to provide services to the military. Your boss decided that he wants you to travel to the Middle East, to Baghdad.

The Fear of Terrorism

Terrorism is about instilling fear, restricting peoples’ lives, creating stress. If you are unable to control your fear, you basically are giving the terrorists what they seek.

Presidential Politics: That's Entertainment

We can enjoy the entertainment value of this political season, yet I would encourage us not to ignore it. What is happening is serious business.

Dealing With Death

Finding the purpose and the meaning of our lives is something that often comes up when we have lost someone close to us.


What may be interfering with your ability to get a restful night of sleep?

Your Partner's Drinking Problem

How the skills and attitudes of resilience can help you when dealing with an alcoholic partner.

Fear - Part Two

Fear is a normal and can be an adaptive reaction to dangerous situations. But when fear is prolonged or unrealistic, it can be destructive.


Fear often makes our thinking rigid and it handicaps our ability to make realistic plans and take action to carry them out. Resilience is the antidote.

Keeping Perspective

Media coverage often encourages people to be more fearful, to see what's happening as being an event that could have a permanent and pervasive impact on everyone’s lives.

Remembering 9-11

Unfortunately, in the modern world, many of the traumatic events that occur are ones that we cannot change or necessarily prevent in the future.

Baby Boomers

Is our world a safer place to live than it was sixty years ago?

Your Ex

Feelings can often act as a filter and can distort the way we look at things.

Talented and Gifted

How you feel about present situations with an ex-spouse may be rooted in old hurts and a lot of anger from the past.

Looking for a Job in a Foreign Land

Once a highly regarded professional in your home country, now that you're living abroad, it seems the only jobs that people think you qualify for are a nurse’s aid or a fast food worker.

The Asteroid

What type of crisis will it take for you to think about the big picture? Another terror attack? A terminal illness? An asteroid hitting the planet? This might be a good time for some deep thought about what you see as the meaning of your life and your purpose in this world.

Being A Dreamer

Are you good at communicating your feelings in a helpful and healthy way?

Power Outage

Controlliig emotions, connecting and communicating with others, and humor can get us through trying times.

The Roommate

We have all had difficult roommates and had challenges in dealing with them. But do you handle the challenges of addiction?

Losing the Numbers Person

Divorce can lead to financial stress. How the skills and attitudes of resilience can help you through this difficult shift.

The Immigrant

The skills and attitudes of resilience are vital in helping immigrants adapt to living and connecting in a new country and different culture.

The Fever

As young children we learn about resilience from the actions of our parents.

Going Into Business for Yourself

Understanding, facing and dealing with the challenges of going into business for yourself using the skills and attitudes of resilience.


How to use the skills and attitudes of resilience when dealing with a prescription drug addiction.


We never know what challenges we will be dealt in life. Exploring scenarios that put to the test the different skills and attitudes of resilience is the purpose of the game Bounce Back.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Communication will be key. Members of our Armed Forces often don't seek help for the problems they know they may have because of fear and stigma associated with doing so.


Your job has changed recently and now you must work with this person each day. How can you use the skills and the attitudes of resilience to deal with this person and manage this situation?

The Storm

I didn't know about tornadoes but she did. It was hot. Very hot. I felt I could hardly breathe. The wind blew louder. The shutters and windows rattled. The rain came, beating hard against the roof and the windows. My mom pulled me closer. But in the middle of the storm I felt safe.

Your Job

Communication is one of the critical resilience skills used in dealing with challenges effecting work/life balance.

How Resilient Are We Really?

A card game called “Bounce Back” asks participants to respond to a challenge card that they have drawn from the deck of challenges.