What Do You Mean?

A professor of mine, Joel Wixson, said in class “…it’s not about conflict resolution, it’s about difference recognition.” When it comes to relating and understanding others, I have come across one question to get to the heart of a matter: “What do you mean by that?” Wixson talks about how this question can engage others…

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44,193

It’s a big number. It’s the number of people who commit suicide each year according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. As counselors, that is the number we are up against every single day we go into work, and that’s just for the ones who have made it into counseling. Not every person who…

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Hugs Can Heal

Did you know that there is something that is really good for our health, free of charge, yet remarkably undervalued?  It is readily available, environmentally-friendly and requires little or no preparation.  What could it be? It’s a hug. We do not take notice of the health benefits of hugging, so I encourage you to start today. Give hugs…

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The Downfall of Embracing Multiple Intelligence

Almost everyone nowadays acknowledges that intelligence can take different forms. Musical, linguistic, intrapersonal, etc. The concept of multiple intelligences has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci, but society didn’t really run with it till Dr. Thomas Gardner constructed a theory in the 1980s. Everything changed. Intelligence isn’t just a number > 100 on the IQ test. Career assessments are measuring categories like artistic…

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