News and views on resilience – thriving under stress.

A resilience framework – connecting up, down and around

All of us are surrounded by sources of strength, resistance and resilience.  The better connected we are, socially, physically and spiritually, the more stress and challenges...

What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing

Michael W. Pirrone reports on Wimp.com about new studies of the effects of hiking on the brain. Excerpt: "According to a study published last July...

Trauma Dogs

If you follow me, you know that I've been looking at the role of dogs in critical incident and trauma responses. A couple of...

Where Are You? Reflections on California Fires

(Message delivered at New Creation Lutheran Church, Sunday, December 17, 2017) “Where are you?” That’s the first thing God says to a human being in...

15 Days (with dogs) on the North Bay fires

I'm still decompressing from the North Bay fires, but here are some thoughts on the experience. I'm grateful for CAL FIRE's trust. It is...