Viktor Frankl, Meaning, Motivation, and Mindsets

Viktor Frankl, Meaning, Motivation, and Mindsets

“…to find and to fulfill meaning is the basic motivation in human beings” “…the desire to find a meaning … to go on to fulfill it.” Viktor Frankl What does Viktor Frankl mean by “a meaning” within a situation. What is to be found in a situation...
5 Degrees of the Hope

5 Degrees of the Hope

“Hope is the belief that your future can be brighter and better than your past and that you actually have a role to play in making it better.”  Hope Rising by Casey Gwinn and Chan Hellman   “Hope Springs Eternal” is a phrase from the Alexander Pope...
David Crosby and the The Hopeful Mindset

David Crosby and the The Hopeful Mindset

David Crosby passed away just the other day. As a fan of Crosby, Stills, and Nash, I was moved to listen to the group’s first album. It brought back powerful memories of when I first heard that album. I felt at the time that this album represented a reflection by CSN...
The War in Ukraine: Conflicting Mindsets 

The War in Ukraine: Conflicting Mindsets 

The conflict in the Ukraine is a prime example of the independent mindset in conflict with the interdependent mindset. Consider the following descriptions of Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskyy from Wikipedia. Vladimir Putin New York City-based NGO Human Rights...
Carol Wayne White: Aspirational Living

Carol Wayne White: Aspirational Living

I recently watched a video of a thought provoking talk given by Carol Wayne White, Presidential Professor of Religious Studies, Interim Director of the Griot Institute, Affiliated Faculty in Critical Black Studies. She had much to say about the importance of...