Let’s Play BounceBack: 04/05/18 – Work/Finance

A note rests against a cup of money on a kitchen table reads, We've got cats to feed and lots and lots of student debt."

Work is a huge part of our lives. It accounts for approximately 1/3 of our lifetime. Because we invest so much or our time and energy at work, challenges that arise not only demand much attention but can elicit strong feelings. It is good to feel some passion for the work that we do. But we must manage our responses to these challenges in order to move past them. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 04/05/18 – Work/Finance”

Let’s Play BounceBack; 04/03/18 – What’s on the Menu?

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A.N.A.D. indicates, “At least 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.” The C.D.C tells us that, “More than one-third (36.5%) of U.S. adults have obesity.” Not surprisingly, few statistics are to be found on the adverse effects of food additives and preservatives. And don’t get us started on the pesticide issue.

Eating is essential to survival. Eating can become a health risk…even fatal.  Many Americans take issue with discussions about food and how and what is best. We like to do it our way. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack; 04/03/18 – What’s on the Menu?”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/29/18 – Veterans

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Challenges from enlistment through discharge and beyond. In service to our country, veterans face life-altering challenges that are often difficult for civilians to understand.  Connecting…communicating becomes difficult. Resilience on the battlefield and resilience at home may require the same Skills & Attitudes applied very differently given the milieu. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/29/18 – Veterans”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/27/18 – The Big “C”

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In 2016 The National Cancer Institute predicted, “An estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 595,690 people will die from the disease. The most common cancers in 2016 are projected to be breast cancer, lung and bronchus cancer, prostate cancer, colon and rectum cancer, bladder cancer, melanoma of the skin, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer, kidney and renal pelvis cancer, leukemia, endometrial cancer, and pancreatic cancer.” That’s a lot of cancers. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/27/18 – The Big “C””

Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/15/18 – Resilient Communities

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Beyond our circle of family and friends, we are all part of a larger community. Our neighborhoods may house people we may be unfamiliar with and/or with whom we have dissimilar beliefs. Decision-making in the best interest of the community is always challenging. But coexist we must. Challenges likely to impact the community are best dealt with by connecting, communicating and problem-solving.  Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/15/18 – Resilient Communities”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/08/18 – Rank and File

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Rank and File seems a fitting reference to the American middle class. Like the foot soldiers of the military, we are the majority, the “working class.” We don’t always approach our goals using such tight formation but strive we do. From lower to upper middle class, we set our sights on our financial goals and seek out the job that will help us to achieve them. But there are many challenges to middle-class America. Outsourcing and automation of jobs, and income that can’t keep pace with inflation. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/08/18 – Rank and File”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/06/18 – Radicalization

Profile of a young Muslim man in prayer.

People are open to radicalization when they have not been integrated into society; not necessarily because they rejected us and our values, but because in many ways we have rejected them and theirs. This isn’t about assimilation. It’s about lack of acceptance and support from family, peers, and society. If we are to reduce radicalization, we must first understand its genesis. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 03/06/18 – Radicalization”