Trauma Informed Leadership

I want to take some time to talk about trauma-informed leadership. If you have any experience leading or managing a team, you know the challenges that come with it. It can be thankless and frustrating work that calls for a tall order of resilience. You’ve got to inspire people, deal with toxic personalities, build team... Continue Reading →

Are you Appeasing or Forgiving from the Heart?

These observations may be of some service in understanding and clarifying the erroneous notion that forgiveness should ever be equated with appeasement or confused with unearned trust. They are not only unequal, they are opposites. This is important on many levels. How we forgive as well as when and why we ought to offer forgiveness... Continue Reading →

Fear of Man

" The fear of human opinion disables;    trusting in God protects you from that." - The Message Depending on your temperament particularly, you may have an inordinate "fear of man", or fear of human opinions. It can be disabling and debilitating. There are numerous reasons why we would care so much about others opinion of us and put more... Continue Reading →

Is Past Trauma Affecting Your Relationship?

Our early experiences with those closest to us shape how we understand the nature of relationships. Other abuses, neglect, abandonment issues will also affect current relationships. During these years, we develop our attachment style. Attachment style influences who we fall in love with, how we behave in romantic relationships, and even how the relationship ends. ... Continue Reading →

Community and Growth

Jean Vanier in his book, "Community and Growth", he states; “Communities need tensions if they are to grow and deepen. Tensions come from conflicts within each person - conflicts born out of a refusal of personal and community growth, conflicts between individual egoisms, conflicts arising from a diminishing gratuite, from a class of temperaments and... Continue Reading →

A Question of Faith and Religion

So what is faith? How does God fit in to our lives? What is religion and how does it affect our lives? I have been a believer for many years. A believer, in God, and in Jesus Christ. I am not, however, much of a believer in religion. But what's the difference? Many people have... Continue Reading →

Are You Able to Receive Correction?

There is power in accepting and receiving correction. I was talking with a pastor and he shared about his grandson who he was teaching to play golf. He said every time he was corrected or instructed he would get offended. I thought about several scriptures: Proverbs 15:5 - "A fool despises his father's instruction, but... Continue Reading →

Narcissism

Keep in mind, if you're a narcissist, you likely will not admit it. I am sure you have heard the ancient tale of Narcissus: he fell in love with his reflection in the water, lost his humanity and turned into a flower. This is where the term “narcissism” comes from, although the story itself is... Continue Reading →

Trust the Process

The Process. The process is a specific pathway that includes several steps that help create a pathway for an individual to discover their genuine selves, deal with their broken past, forgive themselves and others who have hurt them, release judgements against others, learn how to deal effectively with their thought life, and understand their temperament,... Continue Reading →

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