News and views on resilience – thriving under stress.

On Becoming a Wildland Firefighter at 60

Friends who know me as a software and intelligence product manager and executive have asked how I ended up doing wildland firefighting with Spring...

Let’s use more dogs!

Yesterday I led a workshop on integration of dogs with crisis response, CISM and peer support, which arose from the successes and relationships that...

Who’s disconnected?

I found hope in a Reader's Digest article last week about school shootings, just when I needed it. On the day of the Florida...

Why I now focus on resilience rather than stress

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My introduction to Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) was a dozen years ago. A few months after a heartbreaking line of duty death in...

Resilience is Like the Flu – It is Contagious!

Love is contagious. When I share love, it comes back to me multiplied. - Louise Hay
If you are involved in helping others with stress and trauma, you surely have been taught about "vicarious" or "secondary" trauma. Our brains are...
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