In Order to Learn, We Need to Unlearn
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In Order to Learn, We Need to Unlearn

“What is the first business of one who practices philosophy? To get rid of self-conceit. For it is impossible for anyone to begin to learn that which he thinks he already knows.” -Epictetus, Discourses, Book II, ch. 17 A couple of years back, I shared an article about learning based on this quote. I shared…

Disclosure Seems Like a Simple Word, It’s Not a Simple Thing To Do

Disclosure Seems Like a Simple Word, It’s Not a Simple Thing To Do

Ah, the art of disclosure. Actually coming forward and telling someone about the childhood abuse you experienced. Seems like it should be so simple. Something bad is happening, or did happen so tell someone about it. If only…. It’s not that simple, and we all know that. I recently saw someone sharing an article from…

How Child Abuse and Major Natural Disasters Are Similar

How Child Abuse and Major Natural Disasters Are Similar

You wouldn’t think something like a major natural disaster, which is covered all over the media for weeks, and something that lurks in secrecy like child abuse would have much in common, but bear with me. I was recently having a conversation about non-profit fundraising in Louisiana, part of a future, longer, post of it’s…

The Day Everything Changes, but You Won’t Notice

The Day Everything Changes, but You Won’t Notice

That day is today. The December solstice. Up here in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s the shortest day of the year. (As defined by hours of daylight, obviously) For my readers in the Southern hemisphere, it’s the opposite, it’s the longest day. (Enjoy the summer my Aussie friends!) So in a very scientific and real way,…

If It Was Me, I Would…

If It Was Me, I Would…

Have you ever listened to someone talk about their struggles, or heard about someone’s struggles with mental health second hand and found yourself saying these words? Well, if it was me, I would… Here’s the thing. It’s not you. It’s them. They are not you, and you are not them. In fact, it’s entirely possible…