Portrait of Santa from 1881.

The Myriad Challenges of the Season.

Holidays are a time that should bring joy but often bring feelings of isolation and sadness. It should be a time when we count our blessings, but holidays often are a time when we count and remember the losses in our lives. This can be especially true for those who are living in a new country. These may be holidays they have never celebrated or understand. This is a time when the majority needs to understand the challenges that a minority of its citizens may be facing. Continue reading “Holidays”

Let’s Play BounceBack: 12/14/17

A crowd stands with fists raised skyward.

Demo: Being Different in North America

Differences can challenge those of us who are different and those trying to understand and accept the differences of others. Despite our differences, we’re all very human. We can learn to respond better to the challenges at hand.

For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page. Continue reading “Let’s Play BounceBack: 12/14/17”

First Night: Chapters 36-48

The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism Concludes

Book Cover of First Night: The Conflict Between Hope and Cynicism

“First Night is a wonderful tale of hope and cynicism spun from the whole cloth of down home Maine humor and fundamental values. The book is a page-turning flight of fancy that captured modern man’s struggle with assimilating new technologies without losing the fabric of past times. I loved it. A fast read that took me to other times and places I hadn’t had time to think about since my iPad crashed!” ~ Captain W. Russell Webster, CEM, US Coast Guard (Ret.), Maritime Author and Historian

We hope you will enjoy the final chapters of First Night: The Conflict of Hope and Cynicism by Ron Breazeale, Ph.D.



Let’s Play BounceBack: 12/07/17

Demo: Adolescents/Teens

For a better understanding of BounceBack, view our video on the right-hand side of this page.

BounceBack will be available for purchase via our website soon. We’d like to introduce you to BounceBack by playing a bi-weekly (Tuesdays and Thursdays) game on our homepage using our free Downloadable Demonstration Deck.

Here is your Challenge Card from our Downloadable Demonstration Deck. Once you’ve dealt with the challenge, magnify your screen and take a close look at the bottom of the card. There you will see the Skills & Attitudes we feel might be most helpful in managing the scenario. You can also use other skills and attitudes that you find helpful as long as you can explain how you would apply them.  We challenge you to find new ways of responding to adversity.

Caricature of a woman applying red lipstick.
Demo: Adolescents/Teens

Click on each image to enlarge.  Which of these Skills & Attitudes will you choose to apply?

Follow along alone, with a friend or a group. Talk to others and find out how they would respond. We can learn much from one another. But if we wish to learn from our experiences, we must first get through them.

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