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Podcast Episode #83: Dig Deeper to Find Hope and Strength Today

In the midst of a crisis we are forced to confront ourselves and our limitations. Will we let our negative emotions of fear and anger get the best of us? Will we place our priorities on material, tangible possessions - wealth, security, and status - or the precious intangible things [...]

By | July 8th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #82: Resilience Skills that Everyone Can Learn

Resilience isn't a talent the lucky few are born with. Everyone who goes through adversity can become more resilient if they hold on to hope and a willingness to learn new skills. Difficult times - when life feels out of our control - call on us to feel our pain [...]

By | June 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #81: Real Life is Full of Adversity

We will all experience adversity in life - whether it comes from an inescapable event such as the virus pandemic, or whether it comes into our lives as a result of our individual choices and circumstances. How can we respond successfully in times of difficulty, change and uncertainty? Four approaches [...]

By | June 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #80: Finding Happiness in Hard Times

It is possible to experience happiness - positive feelings and moments - during the darkest of times. Not to be confused with an artificial pretense of glee, this deeper, more meaningful happiness depends on making deliberate efforts to grow and become more resilient in hard times.  Realistic, meaningful happiness is [...]

By | June 27th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #79: The COVID-19 Crisis: Intense Emotions and Reactions

The mounting stress from our COVID-19 pandemic - the threat of sickness and death combined with the financial downturn and loss of income for so many - is taking a toll on us all physically and emotionally. A build up of fear, grief, frustration and anger due to the virus [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #78: The COVID-19 Crisis: Military Caregivers Make the Sacrifice

Our COVID-19 extraordinary reality is a daily fact of life for loving caregivers of service members and veterans. On Memorial Day, we honor their sacrifices and are inspired by their courage and selfless acts of caregiving. How do they keep going, finding fulfillment while they mature and thrive? Caregivers' source [...]

By | June 10th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #77: The COVID-19 Crisis: Medical Professionals’ Close Encounters with Death and Dying

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all live in an extraordinary reality of life and death on the line. Medical professionals and first responders, particularly, experience intense encounters with death and dying on a daily, sometimes hourly basis. The self-reliant, warrior approach these professionals often take can lead to high burdens [...]

By | May 25th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #76: The COVID-19 Crisis: Healing from the Impact of Traumatic Stress, with Guest Kelly Barling

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we all live in an extraordinary reality of life and death on the line. First responders - caregivers, EMTs, firefighters, law enforcement, military, and medical personnel - live and work in this environment on a daily basis. Unless addressed with self-care, the effects of first responder [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #75: The COVID-19 Crisis: The Value in Facing Our Mortality, Part 2

Beneath the fear of illness or death that we feel during the COVID-19 pandemic - whether we acknowledge it or not - is the fear of our own mortality. Some of us may die as a result of the coronavirus, but we will all die sometime. What do we lose [...]

By | May 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #74: The COVID-19 Crisis: The Value in Facing Our Mortality

Beneath the fear of illness or death that we feel during the COVID-19 pandemic - whether we acknowledge it or not - is the fear of our own mortality. Some of us may die as a result of the coronavirus, but we will all die sometime. Spiritual practices of the [...]

By | May 7th, 2020|0 Comments