​Conversations about resilience, real life, and bouncing back better

Childhood Trauma & Its Lifelong Effects
​Our pasts form our present in many ways, some overt and others so subtle that we don't even make the[...]
Compassion Fatigue: A Personal Story
​We talk a lot about the negative effects of stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue on UNLEASHED (at work & home).[...]
Second Chances: Starting Fresh With New Knowledge
​Second chances. Sooner or later, we all need a second chance and find ourselves hoping that other people will be[...]
Empathy: How Your Greatest Strength Can Hurt You
​Have you ever been told to toughen up? To suppress your feelings? To stop being such a baby about things?​Empathetic[...]
Celebration: Savoring What’s Awesome Now
​Our brains are wired for negativity. That's pretty helpful in evolutionary terms, but sometimes it can makes us awfully cranky.[...]
Self-Injury & Suicide: When Coping Falls Apart
​Drumming your fingers against your leg. Twirling your hair around your fingers. Biting your nails. Eating a candy bar in[...]
Setting Yourself Up for Success
​I recently bought the smaller of two bags of potato chips, even though they were pretty close in price. The[...]
Choice: Exploring & Owning Your Decisions
​What choices have you made today? And which ones have you ignored? ​Do you often feel you have very few[...]
Listening: Curiosity without Judgment
​How well do you listen? If you're like most people, you don't listen very well at all. Much of the[...]
Play: The Serious Business of Having Fun
​​Are you having any fun today? If not, why not? ​​Play is important. It eases our stress and ​actually improves[...]

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