Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, the DC Sniper, and the Importance of Fathers

Like many basketball junkies deprived of March Madness and the NBA playoffs, I devoured ESPN’s ten-part series “The Last Dance,” the definitive account of one of the NBA’s G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time), Michael Jordan. Anyone who watched the emergence of the Bulls in the 1990s knew that Jordan’s talent and athleticism were matched only byContinue reading “Michael Jordan, Dennis Rodman, the DC Sniper, and the Importance of Fathers”

Resolving Conflict Pt. 2

We looked before at the importance of reconciliation. This concept is expressed vividly in Matthew 5:23-24 and Matthew 18:15. If you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has some thing against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to yourContinue reading “Resolving Conflict Pt. 2”

Resolving Conflict Pt. 1

A couple who had been married for fifteen years once came to me for counsel. The husband was a dominant person, and forceful in expressing himself. The wife was quite intelligent and had good ideas, but because of her husband’s dominance had adopted only a passive role in their relationship. This had led to limitedContinue reading “Resolving Conflict Pt. 1”

3 Lessons My Son Taught Me During Quarantine

shut in my house was anything but a quest to find something to do. I am the Director of HR & Org Development in an essential company. My days were ten hours of Zoom calls, slogging through fast-changing benefits, laws, mandates. Taking calls from employees who begged to be furloughed, begged to not lose hours,Continue reading “3 Lessons My Son Taught Me During Quarantine”

Are the Weak Blessed?

The Beatitudes of Jesus are meant to shock us in the ways they so consistently counter our instincts and interrupt our inclinations. They commend the meek rather than the assertive; they commend the poor in spirit rather than the self-sufficient; they commend the reproached rather than the praised. The Beatitudes highlight some of the counter-cultural,Continue reading “Are the Weak Blessed?”

Will We Remember the Aged After COVID19

We need a better society after lockdown, where older people feel safe. Many people want a ‘new normal ‘after lock-down but one where older people won’t be airbrushed out of the health system; where they’re not considered ‘disposable’; where ageism is honestly tackled. Living through the Covid-19 lockdown made many people redefine their values. “IContinue reading “Will We Remember the Aged After COVID19”

Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer

Can you ever really know who to trust at the office? While there’s tons of research on the actions and behaviors that create trust, few studies have successfully identified what makes some people more trustworthy than others to begin with. Research published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology does just that, showing that “guilt proneness”—a person’sContinue reading “Who Should You Trust? Psychologists Have a Surprising Answer”