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Five Common Responses to Anxiety
Bowen systems theory helps us understand relationship dynamics universal to relationship systems, from families to corporations, to churches. Systems theory identifies four common responses when it comes to how we handle anxiety. Here's an example.
Agnes is an anxious person; she always has been. She is a worrier whose... + Read More
What's in a Name? Education for Formation?
In 1966 Jerome Bruner, Harvard psychologist and educator, wrote:
"There is a dilemma in describing a course of study. One must begin by setting forth the intellectual substance of what is to be taught, else there can be no sense of what challenges and shapes the curiosity of the student. Yet the moment one succumbs to the... + Read More
Leading from the Right Side of the Brain
I’ve been a lifelong doodler. At times doodles have turned into sketches and sketches into drawings. This graphite drawing of a sharecropper titled "Toil," done several years ago, started as a doodle which eventually became a favorite rendering, which today hangs framed in my study.
People sometimes ask, “Wow, how do... + Read More