Sometimes, the hero we need isn't the tall, handsome guy in the flowing cape. Sometimes, the heroes we need are the brave and the brokenhearted...the people who have fallen and risen and fallen again. They are the ones who can talk to us about their struggles in a voice we recognize as authentic. They are the ones worthy to hear about ours. Here is Brene Brown's Manifesto of the Brave and Brokenhearted:
Wounded Healers are Rising Strong
The Spider in the Urinal
How do we tell the difference between "helping" and "interfering"? What do we need to consider before we decide to help someone...or not?
These are deep questions with no easy answers. One of the reasons we formed Trickle Up Change was so we could be a resource for those looking for change without imposing it on those who aren't.
Here is the story of the spider in the urinal. What would you do?
Raising Caring Kids
We all learn by trial and error and our children are no different. Like young scientists, they theorize and test, and come to conclusions based upon what they've experienced.
One of the conclusions many children form is that bullies get ahead. It usually starts with the child being bullied himself and deciding that it's better to be the bully than the bullied
Settling the land west of the Mississippi was a monumental task with innumerable dangers and hardships. How did the settlers even survive the trip?
Professor PJ Hill explains, "When people are faced with difficult tasks that require substantial cooperation, they can come up with innovative solutions on their own." In this two-minute video from Learn Liberty, Professor Hill discusses the simple thing that worked beautifully and speculates on what would not have worked at all. What do you think? Would that work in our communities today?