PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’
Oct04

PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’

— Caught by surprise the Green Beret sitting across from me grasped that all his elite training hadn’t prepared him to confront his interior landscape. “I’m master of the outer terrain, now I discover an unfamiliar interior terrain?” His stunned expression said it all. Habitual suppression compromises our ability to be effective in relationships or in society. Excessive pressure and stress will eventually trigger an implosion....

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My Black History

Embed from Getty Images   Note to the reader: To tell my story in the way I want it heard, this piece contains explicit accounts of physical abuse. I wasn’t born hating black men; it wasn’t something I learned from my parents either – in fact my father always taught me to ‘love everybody’. It’s a belief I created from years of abuse and my uncanny ability to project my wounds from that abuse onto every black man I met. I’m...

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HeArt – Art Patterson’s Story
Oct26

HeArt – Art Patterson’s Story

by Art Patterson, In 1973, I received a tragic phone-call. Tommy, my friend and former classmate, had passed away. Tommy was older than me and graduated from our school in the late 60s. Wheelchairs had not been invented yet and Tommy, who struggled with severe cerebral palsy, spent the entirety of his life in a cart. From what I remember, the cart was like a plain, four-legged wooden chair with two wheels on the back and a seatbelt....

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The Transformational Power of Daily Rituals
Apr18

The Transformational Power of Daily Rituals

By Gonzalo Salinas According to Charles Duhigg  author of The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, approximately 40% of what we do every day, we do unconsciously. We have formed a habit that we tend to repeat every day, and it’s making our choices for us.   So, think about all the things  you do every day.  Some of them probably don’t serve your highest purpose but still, you repeat them religiously...

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20 Diagnostic Signs That You’re Suffering From “Soul Loss” . Article by Lissa Rankin
Jan30

20 Diagnostic Signs That You’re Suffering From “Soul Loss” . Article by Lissa Rankin

by Gonzalo Salinas I’m extremely grateful to Dr. Lissa Rankin. I think she saved me by helping me understand what was happening in my life. I was training for a triathlon, and I wasn’t feeling good. My body couldn’t take it anymore and when I went to three different doctors, they each ran some tests, and the result was the same: Everything was all right. But I wasn’t feeling good. One night as I was leaving...

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A New Warrior Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2012
Jan16

A New Warrior Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 2012

A Reflection on Martin Luther King Jr. Day – the New Warrior and cultural change. by Boysen Hodgson “Agape is more than romantic or aesthetic love. Agape is more than friendship. Agape is creative, understanding, redemptive good will for all men. It is an overflowing love that seeks nothing in return. Theologians would say that this is the love of God operating in the human heart. When one rises to love on this level, he...

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