How Do We Find Inner Peace in the Midst of World Tragedy?

I’ve been asked to say some­thing about the shock­ing events of the school shoot­ing tragedy in Con­necti­cut this past week where at least 27 peo­ple died at the hands of an imma­ture child, albeit in a man’s body. How can we per­ceive the tragedy in Con­necti­cut in a way that brings any­thing but ter­ror and […]

Finding Guidelines Back To Reality …

The Guid­ing Prin­ci­ples of Real­ity are an alter­na­tive way of see­ing the world that offers a hap­pier lens through which to view life than that of the more wide­spread and dom­i­nant way of see­ing life through the lens of a vic­tim. This vic­tim con­scious­ness, that most of us engage in, prompts us to look outside […]

But There Are REAL Victims …

I often am asked ques­tions about how the guid­ing prin­ci­ples apply in the case of truly trau­matic life hap­pen­ings, such as the holo­caust, etc … Or as one stu­dent put it, “How does the con­struct of a trans­for­ma­tional approach to the “vic­tim tri­an­gle” address and apply in sit­u­a­tions of such sever­ity ? I always appreciate […]

Lessons in Reality For Kids …

Often when our key team play­ers and fam­ily mem­bers come together, we bring our young­sters (chil­dren and grand­chil­dren). It’s great fun for all, even those inevitable times when there’s some kind of fall-out between kids, for then it becomes a learn­ing oppor­tu­nity for all. Dur­ing such fall-out, we use the real life sit­u­a­tion to teach […]

How Are Bullies Made, Really?

I have been learn­ing so much about the ori­gins of bully energy from writ­ing my work­book for Teach­ers and Par­ents on Bully-Free Con­scious­ness this past sum­mer. I have taken my work with adults to the kids in our life and allowed them to show me what kids do with these con­cepts! I find that kids […]