Resilience of The Human Spirit

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How do they do that? Having worked with so many people who have undergone unspeakable trauma, I’ve heard stories of amazing survival skills. It is surprising what we can endure and survive. I think many of us agree that we…


Making Dandelion Vinegar: From Mom To Mom

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Just wanting to be the first to wish you all Happy Mother’s Day! And I am talking to anyone, of any gender, who have raised children or not. Everyone is included because we all have some mothering skills at our…


Crisis: A Time Of Danger; A Time Of Opportunity

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The loneliness in any crisis can be the worst part. I am grateful that crisis  brings with it opportunity to come together. To show compassion, love and strength. We can do and be exponentially more in collaboration than we ever can…


How Not To Keep Up With The Joneses

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Two quotes struck me this week: “Healing is always a collective experience, just as abuse is always a collective experience. Tragically, our culture has become more skilled at collective trauma than it is at collective healing. It is up to…


Everything Belongs, Everyone Belongs

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*Everything Belongs by Richard Rohr is an excellent read. He says that everything is divine. Everything, equally. When I said Friday to include everyone, I really meant INCLUDE EVERYONE. Not “leave some people out.” If we are all connected, then…


Spring Is A Time For Renewal

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For many reasons, I am feeling a huge weight off this week. I think it is because Spring has sprung. The worst of the winter is behind us. And this winter seemed like a cold and heavy one. With so…


How Do You Know You Are Happy?

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Why is it that people know sadness more than happiness? Why do the negative stories of our lives stand out so much more prominently in our minds than the good stuff? Why do we hear all of the no’s and…


Rape In The News: There Is Justice

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Just Sunday morning I woke up to three national news stories of rape. Air_Force_trainer_gets_4_years_for_raping_trainee Ohio_to_consider_charges_against_others_in_rape Indian_police_arrest_5_over_Swiss_tourists_rape It is not because rape is more prevalent. It is because girls and women, wrapped in their communities, are coming forward. Saying this is…