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What are Behavioral Triggers and Why Do They Matter?

Coping Skills We hear a lot about behavioral triggers these days but what are these triggers? How do they affect individuals? How should they react to them? and What can they do about them? These are questions that help to understand what emotional triggers are. I explore these issues in... Read more →


How to Combat Bullying Behavior Part II

Harmful Effects of Bullying: A Perspective on Protected Groups Last Tuesday I blogged about how to combat bullying, the first of a two-part blog on this important issue affecting society. In today's blog I look at bullying against various groups of people including tweens, students with disabilities, students of color,... Read more →


How to Combat Bullying Behavior Part I

Student Depression and Even Suicide May Hang in the Balance I have previously blogged about various kinds of bullying including in-person, on social media, and in the workplace. Bullying can have significant negative effects on those bullied such as causing depression and even suicide. This is an important topic in... Read more →


What is Ethical Consumerism?

Should You Buy With Your Heart, Not With Your Wallet? Perhaps you have heard about “Ethical Consumerism”. It has various elements to it but, generally, is the practice of spending money in a way that aligns with your values. That’s the angle I like to address because it makes making... Read more →


'Smash-and-Grab' the Latest Sign of a Decline of Civility in America

As Usual, California is on the Leading Edge but This Time it’s Falling of the Cliff I've been out of touch for awhile because of unexpected surgery. I'm on the mend and glad to be blogging again about compelling ethics issues, none of which is more important than the rising... Read more →


What Should We Make of the Way Naomi Osaka Showed Up at the Met Gala?

Mental Health Problems or Brand Building? I recently returned from the US Tennis Open in NYC. While I saw several matches that were compelling, the two that were disappointing were the losses by Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic’s failed attempt to complete the Grand Slam and make tennis history with... Read more →


Redefining The Golden Rule

What Does it Mean in Today’s Society to “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you?” I’m a big believer in following The Golden Rule as a standard for ethical behavior. After all, how can anyone argue that the concept, “Do unto others as you would have... Read more →


Can Employer’s Require Employees to Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

What’s in it for Employees, Employers, and Society in General? The Food and Drug Administration has formally approved Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine. The widely anticipated decision replaces the emergency use authorization granted by the agency last December. The vaccine, developed by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech, is the first COVID-19 vaccine... Read more →


Decline in Moral Values in the U.S. Caused by the Political Divide

Closing the Moral Value Gap Between Republican and Democrats I have previously blogged about the results of a poll by Gallup released on June 24, 2021, that found nearly half of Americans believe the nation’s moral values are in poor condition, and a significantly higher percentage predict those standards are... Read more →


Racial Injustice in America

Is There a Case for Teaching About Critical Race Theory? I have been skeptical about the value of teaching students about Critical Race Theory (CRT), especially in K-12. However, a recent discussion with a colleague opened my eyes about what CRT means in the context of education. It’s clear to... Read more →