From Elizabeth's Desk

Every culture honors those who have gone before in some way. Halloween--October 31 started out as a Celtic tradition called Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts...

Splitting hairs word-wise is a long-standing tradition: everyone wants to "own" creating a new term or word. That way we can be "unique." Sometimes, though, there's a relationship between or among .....

Work is changing, and in ways, we can't predict. We have no idea what "career" or "work " will look like in a decade, maybe not in five years.

Work. We work for income. We trade for goods and services. We work ...

Which is first, anger or fear?

Aug 25 , 2021

Have you ever seen hair stand this much on end or a cat on its' tiptoes so elegantly? Look at those eyes! You'd have to work hard not to see this tiny kitten trying to be very big. Oh, I have spent so much time like this...

Aug 4, 2021

It's hard to maintain hope in the face of COVID, natural disasters, economic injury, and the long-term grinding pressure we felt before these happened. If you have "traumaversaries" in your life....

July 13, 2021

Do you ever feel this way? As if you are emerging from being trapped in (o perhaps trying to walk through) a wall? Traumatic experiences can leave us feeling stuck--or sometimes in cycles of "stuckness.: ...

Is this person holding out eyeglasses for you to put on? Or holding them away from their own face to see if they need cleaning? Or maybe using them to magnify something? Perhaps they picked them up off the ground.....

In every culture, there are methods to help us remember "who we are." I'm imagining that these folks in Kargi, Kenya have elaborate systems of identification. I wonder if each beaded pattern, each element in their .....

In an article in Forge.medium.com, psychologist Dacher Keltner explains that "because of how our brains are wired, when we give hope to others, we derive pleasure that’s as strong as when we receive hope."....

Aug 18 , 2021

You know they say water seeks its' own level. The #traumatwisties do too. If you've had overwhelming experiences in your life, the chances that you may believe lies about yourself is high---as it is if you've ...

Connections Bring Comfort

July 27, 2021

I have never jumped on a trampoline--except the little mini-tramps with handles. I have knees that dislocate and are very loose, no kneecaps.... ooh enough about me. Let me get to the heart of the matter....

Very, very few people really like change. If they are in charge of it, rather than affected by it, they might like it. If they select the change, create the implementation plan, and everything goes as planned...

We're not quite a month into autumn, and suddenly it's getting darker earlier, lighter later, and nights are getting inkier in their darkness. We are descending into the darkest time of the year. Ugh, right?.....

In the human life cycle, autumn is a time of reflection, review, and assessment of life already lived. For animals, it's preparation for the winter: think of squirrels stuffing their cheeks with nuts to hide, field mice .....

Sept 1 , 2021

Yeah, OK, it's a sappy acronym for HOPE. HOPE is something that is in short supply in a lot of places. Disasters, economic crisis, pandemics that morph and evolve, the collapse of governments, wars ending in ....

Determined

Persistence

Aug 11 , 2021

We're in trouble if that's the Energizer Bunny (apologies to Energizer, we know yours is a drum-toting, flip-flop, sunglass-wearing pink critter). Every time I see the Energizer Bunny, she's treading along with her drum...

July 21, 2021

I love looking at hope as the other side of being traumatized. Every skill we help you learn in the Healer series is 

about fostering hope. Benajmin Hardy, Ph.D., an industrial psychologist, says "hope requires three things...

July 6, 2021

To a gardener, there is nothing more hopeful than the unexpected seedling that might be a bearing plant. This one, finding its way through what appears to be iron rebar extends to the sky in hopes of sunlight and  ...

Elizabeth Power, M. Ed.

Extraordinary Speaker. Superb Facilitator.


CEO of EPower & Associates, Inc. is a sought-after speaker, facilitator, teacher, and consultant.  Her firm’s specialty is helping organizations make and manage change through learning and doing.  Her mastery of diverse interests and innovation has been recognized worldwide through awards and publications across a wide spectrum of disciplines.