Living with Uncertainty and Still Enjoying Life

Living with Uncertainty and Still Enjoying Life

A Family Survival Guide for Lives Interrupted by a Crisis Karen Kay Dunn. Throughout my career as a Mental Health ... Learning to live with uncertainty and not letting it steal our joy or overall satisfaction with life is a noble goal.

Author: Karen Kay Dunn

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781512777192

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Karen Dunn and her family were living a normal life. They celebrated holidays, went to church, and did all of the things that happy families do. It all changed following the utterance of two simple words: invasive melanoma. With a poor prognosis, Karen and her family were forced to prepare for the worst case scenario. Invasive melanoma is not called "the deadly skin cancer" for nothing. The rosy prospective for Karen's life suddenly vanished into a dark horizon. They found themselves living with uncertainty because they no longer knew what their future would hold. Following a career as a mental health therapist, Karen was aware of the challenges that accompany such traumatic news. Serving as a pastoral counselor, Karen was also aware of the powerful combination of positive mental outlook, effective treatment decisions, and spiritual connectedness. As Karen engaged in treatment and prepared for the possibility of a negative outcome, she also learned how to hope, pray, worship, and continue to enjoy her family, even in the midst of her trials. There are many different situations that can result in trauma. Cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, accidents with permanent injuries, alienation from loved ones, financial ruin, loss of a loved one, mental illness, abuse, political angst, can all be devastating events. With the proper outlook you can make the most of the time that you have left, while you seek out the best treatment options available. Living with uncertainty while still enjoying life is an attainable goal! This book will familiarize you with some useful tools to regain hope, peace and joy despite uninvited life circumstances. You will learn to overcome the devastating effects of a painful event by employing a deliberate approach. It does not matter if you are the one in crisis, or if it is a friend, family member, coworker, or bible study partner: this book is for you! Karens professional accomplishments have earned her the honor of being listed in: Whos Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare Whos Who Among Human Services Professionals Whos Who in the South and Southwest Whos Who in America Whos Who in the World Karen maintains an encouraging blog on her website, CopingwithLossandGrief.com
Categories: Religion

Managing Project Uncertainty

Managing Project Uncertainty

Living. With. Uncertainty. Life is short, the art is long, opportunity fleeting, experiment treacherous judgment difficult. ¥ Hippocrates, ancient Greek physician. Living in an Uncertain World Winston Churchill, a man not known for his ...

Author: David Cleden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351920414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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Dealing effectively with uncertainty requires today's project manager to be familiar with a broad spectrum of strategies, encompassing both 'hard' and 'soft' methods. This theme of unified thinking (i.e. the need to selectively draw upon a wide range of strategies in any given situation) will differentiate the book from its contemporaries. By picking up where traditional risk management techniques begin to fail, it brings together leading-edge thinking from a variety of disciplines and shows how these techniques can be used to conquer uncertainty in projects. The ability to make good decisions when faced with uncertainty is the real challenge. It is a universal truth that a decision is only as good as the information it is based on. But good information is often hard to come by, and all projects are vulnerable to the unknown and the unknowable. Thus, uncertainty becomes the sworn enemy of the project manager. Wherever we try to analyse, quantify, plan and act, uncertainty lies in wait to surprise us with its ambiguity and unpredictability. It lurks in every stage of the project lifecycle: in the planning (how long will this really take?), the initiation (this isn't the situation I expected!), the execution (who could have foreseen that happening?), and even the completion of a project (where are the expected benefits?). But managing uncertainty is a lot more than just applying risk management techniques. It requires a deep appreciation of how uncertainty arises and, by recognising its different guises, the appropriate strategies can be formulated. If we can learn how to reduce uncertainty, we can make better management decisions and increase the chances of the project succeeding. This book addresses five key questions: ¢ Why is there uncertainty in projects? ¢ How do you spot the symptoms of uncertainty, preferably at an early stage? ¢ What can be done to avoid uncertainty? ¢ What strategies can be used to deal with project uncertainty? ¢ How can both the individual and the organisation learn to cope more effectively in the future? The reader is assumed to be a either a project management professional, or a senior manager looking for ways to improve project management strategy within their organisation. As such, a foundation in project management basics is assumed, although not essential. The book then builds on this by exposing new ideas and concepts, and shows how these can be harnessed to tackle uncertainty in its many guises.
Categories: Business & Economics

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty

Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty

Armed with these skills and a growing sense of confidence in their ability successfully to manage risk, actors become more and more aware of the “liberating” side of living with uncertainty. Consequently, these experiences inspire ...

Author: Jens O. Zinn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444301496

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Written by leading experts in the field, Social Theories of Risk and Uncertainty is an introduction to mainstream theorizing on risk and uncertainty in sociology. Provides an overview of the historical developments and conceptual aspects of risk Identifies why theorizing on risk is necessary and highlights specific sociological contributions to this field of research Explores key topics including risk society and reflexive modernization, culture and risk, governmentality and risk, systems theory and risk, and edgework and voluntary risk taking Offers a comprehensive look at the promises, pitfalls, and perspectives of risk theorizing
Categories: Social Science

The Psychology of Tolerance in Times of Uncertainty

The Psychology of Tolerance in Times of Uncertainty

' ere is no doubt that living in uncertainty is one of the leading experiences of human beings across ages as well as a allenge. e book The Psychology of Tolerance in Times of Uncertainty is a must for all those who desire to ...

Author: Malgorzata Kossowska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000021608

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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This unique book lays out the motivational basis for tolerance, the most important underlying factor that shapes people’s social attitudes and determines our ability to get along with others. Closed- or open-mindedness distinguishes people open to information and new ideas, prepared to change their views, from people who are rigidly attached to their convictions and resistant to the unknown. Demonstrating how the mechanism underlying closed-mindedness is rooted in uncertainty and fear, with the fundamental consequence of closed-mindedness being intolerance, the author shows how basic features of human psychology drive large-scale socio-political developments that determine the fate of peoples and nations. Kossowska argues that recent political events across Europe, including the popularity and rise of extreme right-wing groups, are no longer adequately explained by traditional distinctions like people versus the elite, religion versus no religion, left versus right. Exploring how this can provide knowledge to increase the capability of people, groups, or societies to improve their lives in an era of uncertainty created by economic and political turmoil, the book also focuses on discussing ways to make people more open, thus tolerant. Written from a psychological perspective, this is an ideal resource for students and academics in psychology and social and political science, as well as anybody interested in understanding psychological mechanisms of intolerance.
Categories: Psychology

Care Uncertainty and Intergenerational Ethics

Care  Uncertainty and Intergenerational Ethics

Marris (1996) as strategies for living with uncertainty. Dominant cultural ideals and traditions with which individuals are encouraged to identify during their early development shape individual responsesto attachmentinways which either ...

Author: C. Groves

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137317551

Category: Philosophy

Page: 251

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Our capacity to reshape the future has never been more powerful. Yet our ability to foresee the consequences of what we do has not kept pace. Is the idea that we have responsibilities to future generations therefore meaningful? This book argues that it is, with the aid of a unique reading of the care ethics tradition.
Categories: Philosophy

Mapping Uncertainty in Medicne

Mapping Uncertainty in Medicne

... 288 international differences, effects of 285 internet and uncertainty 295–6 interpretative clinician 287, 289 interruptions and discontuities, problems of 283 living with uncertainty, pain of 283–4 medical practice and uncertainty ...

Author: Avril Danczak

Publisher: Royal College of General Practitioners

ISBN: 9780850844160

Category: Medical

Page: 332

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Uncertainty is the norm in medical practice, yet often gives rise to distress in clinicians, who fear they will make shameful or guilt inducing errors. This book offers a succinct method to clinicians for classifying uncertainty and finding the right skills to manage different types of uncertainty successfully. Every clinician experiences moments when 'they don't know what to do'. Modern medicine is increasingly complex and training has also become more complicated. The days of 'see one, do one, teach one' are over. Yet, both younger clinicians and senior practitioners describe uncertainty as one of the most challenging and stressful aspects of clinical work. If uncertainty is uncomfortable or threatening to individual practitioners, it also provides complex educational challenges. How can we learn to cope with uncertainty effectively ourselves? How can we teach others to understand and manage uncertainty? In this ground breaking book, the authors propose ways to cut through uncertainty, which is explored as an inevitable (and even desirable) component of clinical practice. A Map of Uncertainty in Medicine (MUM) is used to classify uncertainty and to define the skills that will help find a way though practical difficulties. It is always good to have your MUM with you in a tricky situation!
Categories: Medical

Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing

Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing

Part I: UQ Need: Risk, Policy, and Decision Making Uncertainties Using Genomic Information for Evidence-Based Decisions . ... 27 Alberto Pasanisi and Anne Dutfoy Living with Uncertainty .

Author: Andrew Dienstfrey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642326776

Category: Computers

Page: 320

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This book constitutes the refereed post-proceedings of the 10th IFIP WG 2.5 Working Conference on Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing, WoCoUQ 2011, held in Boulder, CO, USA, in August 2011. The 24 revised papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. They are organized in the following topical sections: UQ need: risk, policy, and decision making, UQ theory, UQ tools, UQ practice, and hot topics. The papers are followed by the records of the discussions between the participants and the speaker.
Categories: Computers

The Art of Uncertainty

The Art of Uncertainty

The Art of Uncertainty is an invitation to the reader to consider its essential message: learning to love the unknown by staying present in the moment.

Author: Dennis Merritt Jones

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101516980

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 304

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What if we could learn to accept I don't know and embrace the possibility that the future is full of mystery, excitement, and unlimited opportunity? The Art of Uncertainty is an invitation to the reader to consider its essential message: learning to love the unknown by staying present in the moment. If the difficulties of recent years have taught us anything-particularly those who "did everything right" and still saw it all fall apart-it's that none of us has as much control over our lives as we believe. The only thing we can control is our next thought. What if we could learn how to be at peace with uncertainty and embrace the possibility that the future is full of mystery, excitement, and unlimited opportunity? What if we discovered that a new paradigm can be more fulfilling, more rewarding, and more peaceful than what we have known? Living in the I don't know and loving it is an art form we can all master, and The Art of Uncertainty is the perfect guidebook.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS

Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS

Mitchel, T. D. and Hulme, M., 1999, Predicting regional climate change: living with uncertainty, Progress in Physical Geography, 23, 57–78. Miura, T., Huete, A. R. and Yoshioka, H., 2000, Evaluation of sensor calibration uncertainties ...

Author: Giles M. Foody

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470859247

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 326

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Remote sensing and geographical information science (GIS) have advanced considerably in recent years. However, the potential of remote sensing and GIS within the environmental sciences is limited by uncertainty, especially in connection with the data sets and methods used. In many studies, the issue of uncertainty has been incompletely addressed. The situation has arisen in part from a lack of appreciation of uncertainty and the problems it can cause as well as of the techniques that may be used to accommodate it. This book provides general overviews on uncertainty in remote sensing and GIS that illustrate the range of uncertainties that may occur, in addition to describing the means of measuring uncertainty and the impacts of uncertainty on analyses and interpretations made. Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS provides readers with comprehensive coverage of this largely undocumented subject: * Relevant to a broad variety of disciplines including geography, environmental science, electrical engineering and statistics * Covers range of material from base overviews to specific applications * Focuses on issues connected with uncertainty at various points along typical data analysis chains used in remote sensing and GIS Written by an international team of researchers drawn from a variety of disciplines, Uncertainty in Remote Sensing and GIS provides focussed discussions on topics of considerable importance to a broad research and user community. The book is invaluable reading for researchers, advanced students and practitioners who want to understand the nature of uncertainty in remote sensing and GIS, its limitations and methods of accommodating it.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Spaces of Uncertainty Berlin revisited

Spaces of Uncertainty   Berlin revisited

Users of affordable living space are becoming uncertain, not only because of the limited availability of this space and the threatened withdrawal of this resource, but also with regard to its socially promoted exploitation.

Author: Kenny Cupers

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783035614404

Category: Architecture

Page: 168

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How has Berlin’s urban landscape changed in its remarkable transformation from divided city to creative capital? Despite the monumental heritage and grand development projects, Berlin still conjures up images of urban fragmentation and vacant inner-city land. The book reveals the changing nature and complex politics of this open space. A rephotographing of sites between 2001 and 2016 shows how no man’s land has made way for new apartments and underground hangouts have changed into commercial hubs, but it also transports us to remaining pockets of urban wilderness and unexpected freedom right next to the city’s most iconic squares. The accompanying essays by noted urban thinkers explore this little-known but vital reserve—forcing us to reflect on our unrelenting efforts to chart the future of the city at large.
Categories: Architecture