Peace Partnership
3 Apr

Grandma & The Meaning Of Life

In my younger years, my grandmother would tell me how hard it was growing up during the Great Depression. I half-listened to her stories, mostly because I was in trouble when she was telling them. Like many boys, I could be lazy and my laziness really bothered my grandma. When she was young, she didn’t […]

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2 Mar

Guilt & Consequence

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“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo Da Vinci – Recently, I have been working with a couple over the suicide of their child. There was no note. There was no rhyme or reason. No foreshadowing. The parents utterly destroyed. Our time together consists of strange […]

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1 Feb

Learning to Fall Up

Collaboration is an important part of the Peace Partnership culture. My colleagues and I often find ourselves sitting in one of our offices trying to find best-practice solutions to the difficulties we see our clients face. One of the most frequent issues we try to define and work toward understanding is resilience. Resilience can be […]

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2 Jan

3 Ways to Inspire Hope in the New Year

Hollywood abuse allegations. Capitol Hill scandals. The Houston flood. Wildfires in California. The Las Vegas shooting. Am I the only one who feels like we have been drowning in bad news lately? Worse, there seems to be no end in sight. As a counselor, I tread these waters daily, but lately it is getting more […]

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1 Dec

Why Exceptionalism Is Killing Us (Literally)

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There’s this guy you know. You know the one: he’s good at everything. He’s successful, he’s funny—really funny, he looks like he could be a personal trainer, he’s really smart, everyone likes him, he has the perfect family, he ages like a fine wine, if he’s going to the Christmas party everyone else will go […]

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