There has been a well of emotions, for all of us, as we have adjusted to life in response to the Pandemic. Coping has taken on a new meaning for many and I would imagine, for those of us who … Continue reading Quiet Heroes
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Holidays ain’t what they used to be when you were a kid. Particularly, if you ended up in the military and spent some of your formative years in a war zone like the Vietnam War. I could not celebrate Thanksgiving… Continue reading Holidays are ‘downers’ for some of us vets
It’s not always audible, but some believe it is always there. A shaded and hidden aspect of the self. The undesirable, rejected, part of human nature that (in one form) makes itself known through projection onto others. The understanding of … Continue reading Shadow’s Voice: Red Man, Blue Man.
“There was a time when many senators considered themselves statesman first, and partisans second”. Lucas Wittman ~Time. Voting for this return in our upcoming election provides an opportunity to reinstate not only clarity, civility, and respect to our government but safety and growth for all of us.. Joe Biden and John McCain were colleagues and friends, their friendship dating back to the 1970s, when Biden was a young senator and Captain McCain … John McCain and Joe Biden’s Friendship Shows Us How Politics is Supposed to Work Continue reading John McCain and Joe Biden’s Friendship Shows Us How Politics is Supposed to Work
Grief is laden with longing for what was. A wish, a deep churning need, to return to life before our loss occurred. It takes time to genuinely accept that our loved one will not return, and that our lives will … Continue reading Grief and Spirituality: The Parable of Two Babies Talking in the Womb.
Awake and reflecting on loss, I prepare myself (on this particular morning) to call a friend who is experiencing a new and unexpected loss. A recent pain that holds the potential to awaken every painful place she (my friend) will … Continue reading Grief: Collective Underpinnings In Sudden Loss and Importance of One’s Personal Journey.
“We suffer from society’s shallow understanding. Disclosing one’s assault is not an admission of personal failure. Instead, the victim has done us the favor of alerting us to danger in the community. Openness should be embraced”. Chanel Miller. It is … Continue reading Removing Shame: “Know My Name” by Chanel Miller.
Tragically Unaware: The Internal World of the Narcissist. When we think of narcissism, we often think of someone with an over developed sense of self-importance. Someone who is superficially charming, aggressive, arrogant, lacks empathy and who is willing to manipulate … Continue reading Tragically Unaware; The Internal world of the Narcissist.
The pain in our world feels both big and broad today. As, I watched the morning news another young man has lost his life in police custody and another story surfaces of a young man who lost his life to … Continue reading Desensitization, Kindling for Emotional Defense.