Victim Blaming: How We Do It, Why We Do It, and the Price We All Pay

Recently I read an article about a survivor of a grizzly crime. I found myself feeling I would have responded to the attack differently, better of course. This snap judgment gave me a quick reassurance that I could manage the unmanageable. But I wasn’t there, I wasn’t traumatized, I wasn’t the one whose life was… Continue reading Victim Blaming: How We Do It, Why We Do It, and the Price We All Pay

Denial: A Dangerous Compromise

Our ability to predict danger is essential to our survival. It keeps us out of harm’s way. Unfortunately, when it comes to predicting violence, we do not always trust our most reliable method of risk detection, our intuition. Instead of recognizing our intuitive alarm as meaningful, we often rush to explain away or deny the… Continue reading Denial: A Dangerous Compromise

Intuition: Our Self-Defense Superpower

Side view of a business woman imagining to be a super hero looking aspired.

We all have a self-defense superpower: our intuition. Intuition is a gut feeling. It is a high-speed, information-packed internal alarm that tells you when something isn’t right. When alerting us to danger it can feel like sweaty palms, a knot in your stomach, a rapid heart rate. Pay attention to how yours makes you feel… Continue reading Intuition: Our Self-Defense Superpower