Emotional Resilience

Emotional Resilience is the ability to adapt or to respond to a stressful or unexpected situation or crises. This can include physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, or social resilience. But how do we develop it? Like anything else it takes practice and some self-introspection. Dr. Ginsburg, human development expert mentions five components that help us toContinue reading “Emotional Resilience”

“Bad things” vs “Hard things”

Many times when some difficulty, trial, or tragedy strikes, somewhere we might hear the question, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” This past week as I studied the book of Job in the bible, many of his friends ask the same thing of him. But what is bad? is it bad to loseContinue reading ““Bad things” vs “Hard things””

There are no dead ends

The other day while hiking I came to the end of a path and it just stopped. The all-trails map I had on my phone said it continued on; connecting with another path in just a short distance. I turned a different way down another dirt forest road thinking I might have made a mistake,Continue reading “There are no dead ends”

Renewal

A year ago we had some horrendous fires east of us here in Oregon. It burned over 1 million acres, including a lot of my favorite hiking places as it destroyed small towns, upheaved peoples lives, and devastated such a large area. This last week I participated in a service project at church to helpContinue reading “Renewal”

Spiritual Power

There are many types of power in the world. Political Power, physical power, and natural power are a few. Many years ago I worked for McDonnell Douglas, an Airplane manufacturer in Long Beach California. At the time they were building a new airplane; the MD-11. This plane sat 280-400 people, weighed six hundred thousand pounds, and hadContinue reading “Spiritual Power”