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Podcast Episode #88: First Steps to Take in a Crisis

What do we need to do first when a crisis hits? Which attitudes and behaviors give us the best chance to successfully navigate the difficult times ahead? The best first step to take, Peter and Jenny explain, is to recognize and accept our humanity and limitations. What has worked for [...]

By | August 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #87: Learning to Conquer Life’s Crises; With a Message from Patrick Cyuzuzo

The pandemic is bringing changes into our lives over which we have little control. If we've expected life to move in a smooth, linear way from one stage to the next, we've set ourselves up for disappointment. We can't always choose our circumstances but we can choose how we respond. [...]

By | August 18th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #86: Out of a Crisis, Good Changes Can Come

Our first reactions to a crisis involve our emotions. How we deal with our fear, sadness, and anger can either complicate our difficulties or give us energy to get creative and find solutions. With experience, we can prevent our powerful emotions from leading to destructive actions or paralysis. Instead, we [...]

By | July 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #85: How to See Life’s Upheavals and Challenges as Opportunities

For everyone, life brings a series of challenges and disruptions to our careers, health, and relationships. Sometimes several challenges arrive at once, producing a crisis. If we expect life to follow a predictable line from one stage to another, we're going to be in for a shock. It is possible [...]

By | July 21st, 2020|0 Comments

Podcast Episode #84: The Meaning and Purpose of Challenging Times and the Way They Affect All Our Lives

It is possible not only to survive during difficult times but to grow and emerge with greater meaning and purpose in life. First we must be willing to look closely at ourselves and face our shortcomings and limitations. We must accept our losses and recognize and decompress our intense emotions [...]

By | July 21st, 2020|0 Comments

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