Matt’s Mumblings Blog

Leaving Neverland

Leaving Neverland

Posted on March 22, 2019

Leaving Neverland is a new HBO Documentary focused on the sexual abuse experienced by two boys (now…

An Argument for Free Will

An Argument for Free Will

Posted on March 15, 2019

Has neurobiology and science killed free will altogether? I yell, NO! First, my concessions from wha…

What if Personal Responsibility is a Myth?

What if Personal Responsibility is a Myth?

Posted on March 8, 2019

Like many of you who commented last week, I’m also not ready or willing to give up that human beings…

Do you Believe in Fate or Free Will?

Do you Believe in Fate or Free Will?

Posted on March 1, 2019

Morpheus: Do you believe in fate, Neo? Neo: No. Morpheus: Why not? Neo: Because I don’t like the ide…

Fort Knox or an Elementary School

Fort Knox or an Elementary School

Posted on February 22, 2019

My trainings take me into more and more schools, or should I say fortresses! Due to school shootings…

Trauma-Informed Policing

Trauma-Informed Policing

Posted on February 15, 2019

Last month I conducted my first Trauma-Informed Policing training with a Police Department in the Me…

An Evolution in my Self-Care & Thinking on the Future of Trauma-Informed Care

An Evolution in my Self-Care & Thinking on the Future of Trauma-Informed Care

Posted on February 7, 2019

If you’ve tuned into the Trauma-Informed Lens Podcast lately, you know that we’ve taken a deep dig i…

The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns

Posted on February 1, 2019

“History is written by the victors.” Winston Churchill Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns:…

“Maybe I was too optimistic. Maybe I expected too much.”

“Maybe I was too optimistic. Maybe I expected too much.”

Posted on January 25, 2019

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day this week gave me a chance to go back to one of my favorite p…

How Does Trauma Affect Sleep and Things You Can Do to Improve Sleep?

How Does Trauma Affect Sleep and Things You Can Do to Improve Sleep?

Posted on January 18, 2019

Guest post by Sarah Cummings Following a traumatic event, people regularly come across as distant an…

What the heck was I thinking?

What the heck was I thinking?

Posted on January 11, 2019

What the heck was I thinking? Almost as an afterthought, I decided to give up caffeine for my New Ye…

Happy 2019

Happy 2019

Posted on January 4, 2019

What the heck are we going to say a year from now about 2019! At least for us in the U.S., 2018 felt…