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Focus on Recovery

Focus on Recovery

Posted on April 7, 2021

In this episode, Jeff Somers and Matt discuss the nature of stress and trauma and the need to focus…

Melissa Vine talks Trauma, Entitlement, & Domestic Violence

Melissa Vine talks Trauma, Entitlement, & Domestic Violence

Posted on March 17, 2021

In this episode, Melissa Vine joins the show to discuss the link between trauma, entitlement, and do…

Using Heart Rate Variability as a Bridge Between Trauma & Health

Using Heart Rate Variability as a Bridge Between Trauma & Health

Posted on February 11, 2020

In this post, I want to explore what someone’s Heart Rate Variability (HRV) tells us about the impac…

Biometrics in the Age of Trauma-Informed Checklists!

Biometrics in the Age of Trauma-Informed Checklists!

Posted on February 4, 2020

I ended my last post on heart rate variability (HRV) with… I want to leave you with the hope that so…

The Wisdom of the Heart

The Wisdom of the Heart

Posted on January 21, 2020

I finished my last post with: Just over a year ago, I learned about a reliable, intensively research…

What if?

What if?

Posted on January 16, 2020

What if we could measure the effects of our interventions and resources on the body and minds of our…

What Happened to my Matt’s Mumblings E-mails?

What Happened to my Matt’s Mumblings E-mails?

Posted on June 14, 2019

Me: Where did my e-mail list go? MailChimp Support: We really don’t know. Me: Well, I’m sure you bac…

My Week in an Alternate Reality

My Week in an Alternate Reality

Posted on June 14, 2019

I’m writing this post at 40,000 feet returning from an amazing eleven-day training trip in New Engla…

Let’s Find a Better Word: Paraprofessionals

Let’s Find a Better Word: Paraprofessionals

Posted on May 31, 2019

par·a·pro·fes·sion·al /ˌperəprəˈfeSH(ə)n(ə)l/ Noun. A person to whom a particular aspect of a profes…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Final Thoughts

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Final Thoughts

Posted on May 24, 2019

We are burning ourselves out at alarming rates. There are aspects of our jobs that will not change….

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Making Actual Decisions!

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: Making Actual Decisions!

Posted on May 17, 2019

How many meetings do you attend that have an established decision-making method?  Many teams don’t a…

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: A Quick Look at Agendas

Creating Great Teams – Destroying Terrible Meetings: A Quick Look at Agendas

Posted on May 3, 2019

Now that we have examined how meetings go wrong, let’s spend the next couple of posts examining how…

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