The Just-World Belief System

Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? Do you believe you reap what you sow? Or maybe, what goes around comes around? Such figures of speech, that suggest inevitable retaliation, are part of a just-world belief system. Those who have been raised in a religious context, or are aware of it, understand that…

Ted Bundy: Justifiable Death Penalty Case

Evil, deceptive, and manipulative. Former social worker and political campaign activist. On the FBI’s most wanted list. Convicted of dozens of sex killings in Washington State, Utah, Colorado, and Florida. More than 20 young women beaten, strangled, abducted, bludgeoned, raped, sexually mutilated, and sexually molested. Serial killer. Ted Bundy. The FBI defines a serial killer…

It’s Not What It Looks Like

As I entered the room, I saw athletes reading the workout of the day with a look of unease on their faces. The chalkboard said, “30 wall balls, 30 chest-to-bar, 30 dips, 30 push press, 30 burpees, 30 pull ups and 30 double-under”. Stunned and overwhelmed, I thought to myself, “What am I doing here?”….

Language Beyond Communication

When one thinks of language, one’s mind generally shifts to its ability to let us communicate with one another, whether it is to express our feelings, to inform, or to direct. But language is often taken for granted; we rarely talk about its significance or think about what it can offer beyond communication, possibly because…

This Thing We Call Time

Have you ever questioned, for instance, why are we so caught up with time? Why do we feel like we’re always running out of it? Why do some days feel like forever, while others end in the blink of an eye? Why do we always hear “time is money” and what does it really mean?