Category Archives: Compassion

I won’t be afraid.

I feel traumatized a day after this 2016 election, but I won’t be afraid. When the first state wins pointed to Trump, I just knew that Clinton was going to lose.  I cried, hard, at what this might mean for … Continue reading

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The wisdom of Jeff Brown

So many people get judged when they refuse to put their pain away. They get judged for showing it, for speaking it, for insisting on sharing their memories of abuse with those they know. I am not talking about those … Continue reading

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Anxiety and creative expression

I think that I am finally making peace with my anxiety.  I had been trying for a long time to figure out how to get rid of it.  I was not sure I could. I wrote a comment on a … Continue reading

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This is a great time to accept, flow and smile

I unfriended my family on facebook – my mother and sisters, mostly because I just want my privacy, especially after what my mother has said to me after I told her I was going to visit my father while he’s … Continue reading

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The legacy of dysfunction

I’m working through Claudia Black’s It Will Never Happen to Me.  I find reading the literature about living with chemically addicted people to be quite helpful at this point in my journey.    I talk about my experience with living with … Continue reading

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