How do you know if you have trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? PTSD is the body’s “fight-or-flight” response activated in times when there is no reason for stress or danger. Symptoms can include anger, aggression, freezing, withdrawl, anxiety, depression, and panic attacks¹. PTSD develops after a person has experienced a traumatic event that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm. PTSD is difficult to treat because the traumatic memory is stored in the emotional area of the brain, which cannot differentiate time. Therefore symptoms of past stress occur in present time².
By Dai and Christie Manuel, Whole Life Fitness Manifesto.
‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.’ – Jim Rohn
Whether you agree or disagree with one of the top self-help guru’s and motivational speakers, Jim Rohn, or not, the statement makes you think. If you’re one who has ever read ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ you most likely recall Robert Kiyosaki’s experience of his two dads. Choosing to learn from the man who had what he desired has made him very successful in life.
Poem by Anne Haven McDonnell
She studied bat voices, slowing them down
enough to hear, to draw a voice in lines.
Two people can lean into
a crack in night’s breath.
Candlelight on the dock
astonishes the water, licking
the surface of the swamp.
A beaver slaps its fat tail,
a heron scream cuts the dark. A small
wooden bridge leads them to the beach,
a rocky cove where they farm oysters,
wolves watching from the trees.
Tania Fierro interview April 19, 2016
We asked Tania Fierro, Hollyhock presenter of Creating Teams that Trust, what makes her program different than other leadership training at Hollyhock. Tania will be facilitating the program from June 1 – 5 at Hollyhock with Delyse Sylvester.
What makes your program different?
The ideas behind Creating Teams that Trust is that we can’t create social innovation and change if there isn’t inherent trust in the teams with which we work. This trust exists in the conflicts and the challenges we are experiencing together. They hold the key to the blind spots and the places where growth needs to happen. We will learn to trust these areas of tension, trust the areas of not knowing, and even trust the insecurities and the stress. That is the prime material that we need to then use a technology that we will propose called “The Work.”
by Rebeka Carpenter, Hollyhock’s Head Chef and Kitchen Manager
Who knew that the nutritious, but slightly bitter rhubarb could be turned into such a delectable treat?! This recipe doesn’t require the help of an ice cream maker, so you can cool yourself off with this delightful desert anywhere you go!