Revealing habits

In times of stress we revert to habits. This is a phrase I use often in my classes and with my clients. Our habits give us templates for action and they also reveal the unconscious choices and decisions we’ve already made. I was reminded of this truth while watching...

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America, have you no decency?

Israeli scholar Avishai Margalit wrote the following in his book, The Decent Society: “A decent society is one whose institutions do not humiliate people.” I have re-read that sentence many times this week. As he continues, Margalit offers us even more wisdom: “I...

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A 200 Year Conversation

The headline and the opening sentences caught our eye: “The Irish are repaying a favor from 173 years ago in Native Americans’ fight against coronavirus”: “More than 170 years ago, the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma didn’t have much. The tribe suffered devastation...

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Repairing breaches of trust

Trust, it turns out, is fragile, and once broken, it can be very hard to repair. If you’ve broken the trust that someone has placed in you, and you want to repair the damage, ask yourself this: Do they blame you or do they blame the situation? The answer (and your response to it) will determine the path back from the breach.

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