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King Kamehameha and Military PTSD…

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Yes, it seems “understandable” if learning that someone in the military, have PTSD symptoms. However, what about the rest of the world? I mean, not only the service member can experience this type of symptoms. That is, his/her family and non-military individuals can experience it too. Probably King Kamehameha (Hawaii) survivors from the Pali cliffs (picture), rapes, bullying, loss of a job, hurricanes like recently in PR, family deaths, etc., can do that to you too.

PTSD can be a horrible part of life… but it can also be an opportunity for growth. That is, combat vets (like me), have seen a lot of shocking things… but it tends to be harder to explain it to…

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Milano’s #MeToo hashtag and G. I. Jane

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My doctoral dissertation was on Military Sexual Harassment. It was going to be on Military Retirement but former President Bill Clinton got famous due to a blue dress found in the Oval Office… making that theme more in vogue. Ms. Milano is an example of what we must do when being harassed. We must be strong and move forward. It is very sad having to report at work to someone that see us as an object than as a whole person or resource to the company. Watch G.I. Jane before you watch Top Gun again…

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Puerto Rico Hurricane… American Heroes!

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I am a proud Puerto Rican… and also Peruvian due to my dad. Natural disasters have impacted our family…

In fact, when my mom was pregnant with me in her belly, she was in Peru. My father is a well-known Sports Medicine Doctor (even treated Pele!). However, one day, there was an earthquake and she had to flight to her island of PR for me to be born. She claimed that is  the reason of my ADHD. LOL!

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Family Businesses Ups and Downs

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It is great to live and work with the family, right? Well, it can also have its’ ups and downs.  My husband (Dr. Tom Stetz) and I are a couple of Industrial/ Organizational Psychologists in Hawaii who know the importance of balancing home and work life. In fact, we have published work on this topic based on our life and work. I run many of those workshops now while he teaches on many psych topics.

Life and love is never smooth sailing. That said, if we keep a rhythm in both of them, things fall better in place!

Adult ADHD Anyone?

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Approximately 10 million adults have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Even though it can be hard to live with this condition, adults with ADHDs have also traits that are needed in society. For example, they can hyper-focus, or work on a project for a long time, probably until it is over. Bosses love that! Also, they tend to think outside-the-box as many famous people as President Kennedy, Einstein, Michael Phelps, Justin Timberlake, Adam Levine, Whoopi Goldberg, and others do.

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