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How to Stop Doomscrolling & Create Digital Rest Stops in Your Workday

Signs of trauma are never far away.

For most of us, the phones sitting in our pockets represent a deep portal of doom on those particularly dark days of current events.

Rather than beat ourselves up for wasting precious time scrolling through the doom, remember that doomscrolling is our brain's way of keeping a look out for danger when we know danger is present or probable (i.e. 2020 election, school shootings, the news). For those of us who've experienced trauma, that sense of doom around the…

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What's With the Dalahäst? Meet My Great Grandmother, Signe

The Peterson Resilience Consulting logo is a nod to my entrepreneurial and Swedish heritage and to my specialty in helping folks who've experienced high-control organizations and religious trauma. Not many people know this, but in the 1600's, Swedish Christians referred to the dala horse as a "devil's toy" because it had ties to underground pagan practices. Fittingly, among other things, today the dalahäst is also a symbol of resilience. But here's the real reason for the dalahäst: meet my great…

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Historical Trauma: Land Acknowledgement & Commitment to Restoration

I share the following personal ancestral truths to acknowledge the resulting historical trauma and its long-term effects. Ancestry.com has proven what I've always dreaded about my genealogy... my ancestors officially colonized Massachusetts, the rightful Lands of the Nipmuck and Agwam peoples. Historians agree that, later on, other ancestors were likely compelled to fight and die in the American Revolution simply to retain their economic benefits from slavery. Even later still, their descendants…

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IAT: Implicit Association Tests

Implicit bias is unintentional and automatic. It affects us more than we realize. It's not abnormal to be shocked or embarrassed by the results of these 15 Implicit Association Tests. Please remember that the results do not define you, but they can empower you with better decision-making skills. This is why I highly recommend that everyone take these tests, especially my clients and other trauma survivors.

The IAT tests are offered by Harvard University and the results benefit research conducted…

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8 Themes for Building Organizational Resilience

I found a research gem from the University of Ottawa for my fellow entrepreneurial trauma survivors and wanted to share it with y'all! Enjoy!

~ Emily Ann Peterson

What is Organizational Resilience?

I can't be the only person who's set a goal for herself, made really big plans, and then had those plans get completely thwarted by some unforeseen event, tragedy, diagnosis, crisis, etc. I know I'm not alone in this experience—pandemic anyone?! Our individual ability to recoup, recover, and pull …

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Easier Ways: The Deming Cycle & Kaizen

Trauma-informed coaching with Peterson Resilience Consulting operates from a mutual agreement that martyrdom, sacrificial productivity, and marathon rides on the struggle bus are 100% not worth it. A bonus domino effect from this motto is that doing hard things *can* feel easier.

Yes, we can do hard things.
Yes, hard things might feel uncomfortable, but why make it more difficult?! 

I began my business career as a musician and music teacher. It showed me that the process of optimizing somethi…

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I Kissed Capitalism Goodbye: a Case Study on Commerce—Deconstructing Joshua Harris' Course Launch

"When we know better, we do better." ~ Maya Angelou

If you are Joshua Harris, and all you read is this paragraph, that's understandable. Of course, you may read the full post, but if you leave this page knowing one thing it would be this: You are like so many business owners with religious trauma—you are brave and you are imperfect—you are human. I see so much of my own story in yours. I hope you’ll continue to de-center yourself, listen intently, and learn to apologize sincerely. Please cons…

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How is the Evangelical View of Leisure Harmful to Nature & Women?

Emily Ann Peterson here! At the time of writing this, I'm in grad school getting my Master of Business Administration (expected graduation '22). This post is an adaptation from an Ecofeminism assignment. I found it particularly applicable to the work we do here at Peterson Resilience Consulting and wanted to share.

For those unfamiliar with ecofeminism, it's a pretty vast theory of study and political action and like Evangelicalism, it spans seemingly thousands of opinions and differing applica…

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