The Surprising Truth about Trauma

face-417825_1920    What is “trauma”?

Really, what is this emotional catastrophe forcing college students to hide in safe places, hug therapy dogs, and sit outdoors in the middle of a campus holding hands for group cry-ins?

Frankly, this kind of “trauma” is how our educational leaders have co-opted real human tragedies into what amounts to self-serving sniveling.  It’s now a tool to intimidate and dismiss an opposing opinion.  It’s disgusting.  Later I will explain how it’s done.

HOWEVER, Real trauma exists.

It exists in the universe of human tragedy, in the world of real life that somehow institutions of higher learning have managed to insulate themselves from.  Real emotional trauma can happen, for example, if: Continue reading The Surprising Truth about Trauma

Don’t Be a Target for Criminal Manipulation. Five Factors that Almost Guarantee that You Will.

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Joyce Mitchell is a public employee and a wife and a mother and she could spend the next decade behind bars. Why? Because she helped killers Richard Matt and David Sweat escape from the Clinton Correctional Facility in New York.

Do we know why she would give them hacksaw blades, drill bits, lighted eyeglasses, and her cell phone?

No, but she stated that Richard Matt made her feel “special.” Yes, “special.”

Bingo. Joyce’s statement of feeling “special” is a classic “red flag” for professional boundary violation and vulnerability to criminal manipulation. She might have been targeted by these sociopaths and if you don’t watch out for these signs, you could be too.

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