Humans Don’t Bounce!

Humans Don’t Bounce! We can’t measure resilience and neither should we! It’s absurd to think that we can somehow quantify a persons struggle or crisis and condense it down to a ‘helpful’ number. Yet this is what I find all the time with my research in resilience. ‘How to Guides’ on building, getting or striving …

An Social Ecology of Resilience

An Social Ecology of Resilience There are some word combinations we ought to be suspicious of, here are some: · Fast Food · Reckless Safety · Machine Learning · Human Factors · Resilience Engineering Our language gives away our semiosis (construction of meaning) and in such word blends we see some phenomenal contradictions. If we …

Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And Safety

Understanding The Social Psychology of Risk And Safety The article is a bit longer than usual and if you would prefer to download a copy for future reference then you can  DOWNLOAD HERE:  In response to a number of emails I have received and conversations I’ve been having (and sadly some very ignorant comments posted …

Why we Need to Accept Pain and Suffering

I've been whining a lot lately, to anyone who will listen, about my post operative woes. Mine are insignificant compared to many I have met and spoken to recently. John Wettstein (safetystrategies.ca), who has also recently had some surgery, just said to me: "It's about short-term grief for long-term gain. The hard part is it takes …