Why Tight Business Practices Are Critical to Avoid Lawsuits and Attacks by High-Conflict Personalities

Anyone who has launched a business (or practice) kicks it off with exuberance and dreams of freedom and unlimited potential. It starts with a great idea coupled with boundless enthusiasm about the future. We put in the effort to develop protocols, policies and procedures so we can have an efficiently run business and off we go to fulfill our life's purpose.

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Finding a Survivor Mission

Survivors of child abuse take different approaches to their handling of, or lack of, their personal experiences. Some survivors want to shut out their bad memories and never talk about those experiences again. Some talk a little and still struggle with their current afflictions, which they likely have as a result of the child abuse they endured on a regular basis. Some feel an overwhelming need to somehow make sense of the abuse and make it “mean” something.

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8 Traits of High-Conflict Politicians

As we head into the final stretch of the election season, most people are arguing over Democratic versus Republican policies and statements. But we believe we need to spend just as much time watching out for traits of high-conflict personalities. Politicians with these traits are highly ineffective, often increase conflict in our nation, “split” the country emotionally in half and may ultimately get kicked out of office.

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4 Forces Dividing America

With last week’s shooting deaths of two African-Americans by police and five police officers by an African-American man, there is much talk about our divided nation. What (or who) is dividing America? Are we more divided than ever before? Or does it just seem that way? And what is to be done? There is no one cause and no one easy answer. But surprisingly all of the following are part of the problem. And we all must be part of the solution.

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People are Rational and Generally Make Good Choices, But Can They Be Tricked? Part 4

In prior articles, we wrote about the natural desire to prevail against perceived rivals and the potential use of game theory to understand obstacles in the current legal system as it takes families through parental separations and divorce. We next began to focus on how the legal system begins to trick people into self-defeating patterns of decision making.

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If You Don't Advocate for Your Child, No One Will

I write today as a cynic. I’m not proud of my cynicism, but I accept it and I’ve worked hard to earn it. It’s taken decades to wear down the bright and shiny optimism of youth, a process something like pulling back the curtain in Oz ever so slowly, simultaneously eager and terrified to discover the fat, bald guy pulling the strings. But here I am, face to face with a reality that I must share. It’s just too important to wait for you to figure it out on your own:

If YOU don’t advocate for your child, no one will.
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