Tuesday Thoughts: Working With Conflict

Conflict is the most common term in English to describe an interaction between two opposing sides of an issue.  Conflict is an inevitable part of being alive.  Where there is life, there is conflict – whether you experience it simply as resistance or friction, or as an obstacle in the way of what you want.…
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Freedom Friday: Life Of Meaning

Each entered the forest at a point he, himself, had chosen, where it was darkest and there was not path. (The Quest of the Holy Grail) The word “hero” is derived from a Greek word that means “able to choose.” A hero is a chooser. A hero chooses the questions of his or her life,…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Man Mocked And Then Sucker-Punched A Person With Cerebral Palsy

A Pennsylvania man (Barry Baker) is accused of sucker punching another man outside a convenience store after making fun of him because he showed symptoms of cerebral palsy.  Cerebral palsy is a neurological disorder that affects a person’s body movement and muscle coordination. Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. show symptoms. Baker, officials…
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Freedom Friday: Mental Health At Work

By Betsy Kravitz, a Business Development Specialist with the Office of Disability Employment Policy As a person with bipolar disorder, mental illness feels like a balancing act. In order to stay healthy, I have to be sure to take my meds, get enough sleep, and stay attuned to my mood. I am always aware of the…
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Motivational Monday: What To Do When Emotions Keep Ruling Your Decisions

By Valorie Burton Making an important decision at the height of an emotional state – whether angry or ecstatic, frustrated or giddy – can lead to decisions you regret. Emotions are powerful. Sometimes positive, sometimes negative, but they always have the power to move you to action. When emotions are uncomfortable – like fear or…
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