When Suffering Ceases to be Suffering: Endurance Strategies for the Long Pandemic
How have you grown during this period of darkness and global conflict? What are the lessons you can articulate to reclaim a sense of power and agency, and with whom are you sharing that wisdom? In this 2022 Keynote for National Social Work Month, I draw lessons from Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning and Audre Lorde’s The Cancer Journals.
Strong @ the Broken Places
Ernest Hemingway said, “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.” I have a career-long passion for helping people in the helping professions explore the impact of vicarious trauma, the cumulative, transformative impact of working with people facing extreme adversities, and ways to expand professional insight and resilience.