AHP Perspective Newsletter

Life is not as it should’ve been, it is what is.
How we cope with it makes all the difference.
— Virginia Satir
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Thoughts about Transcendence

By David Lavra, AHP Member On television last night the NHK station came in again. The nation of Japan has been deeply moved by the tsunami, earthquake, and consequential nuclear disaster.  The interviews were initiated by the efforts of a Japanese-American woman who returned to Japan to write a book about and experience the society in the wake of this tragic event.  (She had lived a few years in Japan as a child). A leader of the Buddhist priests had organized the community to heal the losses.  Shinto and Christian clergy were mobilized as
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On “Feeling Right” in Cultural Contexts: How Person-Culture Match Affects Self-Esteem and Subjective Well-Being

Fulmer, A. C., Gelfand, M. J., Kruglanski, A. W., Kim-Prieto, C., Diener, E., Pierro, A., & Higgins, E. T. (2010). On “Feeling Right” in Cultural Contexts: How Person-Culture Match Affects Self-Esteem and Subjective Well-Being.  Psychological Science, 21(11), 1563-1569.   Article Description: This research report discusses 2 studies that explore how the interaction of individual- and cultural-level personality affects self-esteem and well-being. Additional Info Author Fulmer GelfandKruglanski Kim PrietoDiener Pierro Higgins Date 2010 Keywords diversity, self actualization Link to Article Click Here Journal Psychological Science
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Eight Perspectives For Staying Grounded When The World “Seems” Insane

By: Cuf Ferguson, Ph.D., Co-President During periods of upheaval when the world “seems” insane, it is important to stay grounded in your “being-ness” and to focus your consciousness on who you truly are as a unique human being. The temptation in such unsettling times is to resort to mechanistic thinking, and to reduce people to objects. Such thinking ultimately leads to reinforcing stereotypes and unwarranted inhumane feelings and acts toward the “other”. In 2016, we are currently immersed in such a period, and have been so for some time. In