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Journey from Adversity: #WHATIS Post-traumatic Growth? (Book Review)
April 19, 2017 – 1:27 pm | One Comment

If you are eager to make sense of life’s inevitable adversities, read this book. Akhtar reminds us that our future can be bright perhaps not in spite of the adversity we face, but because of it.

Looking Back: Last Year’s Resolution Changed My Life
January 2, 2017 – 4:31 pm | 11 Comments
Brave Knight

I made a more gentle resolution for 2016, because I am a parent in a world where “mom guilt” is the trend. I want to do the best I can for the kids I love, but sometimes more is unproductive and better is unrealistic. By pairing my natural urges to be perfect with the remorse I carried following my son’s burn injury, I was on a one-way trip to martyrdom. For this reason, 2016 was the year of self-compassion. My year-end reflection reveals a happier, more resilient version of myself so I think this resolution is one I will keep.

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