“They call me the crazy cat lady.”

What does a story about a “cat lady” have to do with disaster recovery?

It’s a fun vignette for testing your mindset. See if my latest post at www.thecogjameffect.com leads you to appreciate an ingrained cultural irony, or hits you more as a source of political angst. Only you decide which you will focus upon.

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Does Cogjam Really Qualify to be Called a “Disaster?”

That is the question. What turns any unfortunate event into a disaster?

And if cogjam is indeed a disaster, how does identifying it as such help us cope with and overcome its effects?

For answers, see my latest post at http://www.thecogjameffect.com.

ENDING SOCIAL MEDIA’S WMD REIGN

You can’t make this stuff up. Currently trauma peeks in the door in ways we never imagined possible. Yet that’s what today’s socio-political atmosphere keeps bringing us: Stress. Frustration. Confusion. Interpersonal conflict. Social disruption. And yes, perhaps even trauma.

One source of it all, thankfully, seems to have lightened up a bit over the last year. Social media still regularly post unsocialized hostilities. But there are also plenty of users who have found paths away from promoting the negativity that has dragged so many of us down.

What if all of us worked to weaken social media’s role as weapon of mass destruction?

Let’s Take Our Social Media Back!

Suggestions appear on my new website, www.thecogjameffect.com. They are an excerpt from my upcoming book, “The Cogjam Effect — and the Path to Healing Divisive Community and Fractured Science.” Follow me there for the latest on how understanding and promoting use of the body-mind connection can help resolve consequences of today’s socio-political turmoil.