I just listened to a podcast on Apple News with Scott Higha, an investigative reporter who has done a great deal of research on the expansion of use of fentanyl. In this podcast, more alarming news about fentanyl was revealed from his investigation. Quite frankly, this is a dangerous and potent drug we all need […]
Non-Profit Leadership: The Gift of Volunteers
Not only do I operate a non-profit, but I serve on several Board of Directors of other non-profits. One of those organizations is The American Veteran’s Tribute Organization. This is an organization that is focused on raising awareness for and meeting the needs of veterans. One important part of this organization’s mission is to honor […]
How Graphic Videos of Racial Violence Can Traumatize Viewers
I think this is a very important blog for both Black and white readers as well as other people of color. Speaking as a white person, what I’m going to share was totally new for me. In speaking with my Black friends, they not only knew and understood it, they live it. What I’m talking […]
Non-Profit Leadership: How much trauma training is enough?
One of our challenges in non-profit leadership are the many demands of providing training to our staff. Our organizational and programmatic requirements are significant. We need to provide staff with training for their individual jobs, for the use of technology, in legal issues that they confront each day, for specialization functions that they execute and […]
The Entrapping Nature of Trauma
I spend a great deal of time speaking with organizations, programs and individuals who have experienced a variety of types of trauma. I recognize that trauma is complicated and there is no one expression of it that is more common than another. It is defined as any “deeply disturbing experience.” We know that it has […]
How Can We Cultivate Better Friendships?
Some of us may be familiar with the song often sung by Girl Scouts: “Make new friends and keep the old, one is silver and the other gold.” This is a lovably adage but nowhere does it explain how one is supposed to make new friends or keep the ones they have. It turns out […]
Non-Profit Leadership: The Traumatic State of Systems of Care Organizations
One of the realities of those who have serious mental health needs, drug addiction needs, health needs and an array of other issues is that they are largely dependent on our systems of care for support and guidance. I know from a variety of sources of feedback that it is difficult to gain the support […]
A Tragic Story of Gun Violence By a 6-Year-Old
As I was watching the news several nights ago, I saw the story of a toddler walking on a deck with his dad’s firearm. This child was treating the gun as a toy. I think most who saw it were as appalled as I was. We may think that it was an isolated incident. However […]
Taking Inventory – What Kinds of Friends Do You Have?
As we move into the New Year I thought it might be helpful to invite you to pause to consider the friends you have and how healthy those relationships are. Questions to Ponder: Previously I wrote a blog post about membership circles, a concept that can help us explore this topic. To briefly recap, we […]
The Passion of Martin Luther King Jr.
We have been honoring Martin Luther King Jr. – one of the great civil rights leaders for approximately 37 years – with a national holiday. A number of years ago I was able to visit Memphis, Tennessee and saw the exact spot where he was assassinated. I remember that in the aftermath of that murder […]
- « Previous Page
- Next Page »