Category Archives: Gratitude

I am grateful.

As Thanksgiving approaches, I am thinking about the rough start to my year. My ex brother-in-law died in a really terrible car crash the morning after Super Bowl Sunday. And my father was diagnosed in March with stage four lung … Continue reading

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The birthday post

I was born 44 years ago today.  I find it hard to believe I’m that old, when I don’t feel that way at all. I wanted to share an old post of mine, to highlight where I was, not too … Continue reading

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I say “yes” to the grieving process.

I have become very intimate with death and dying. Besides my grandparents, who lived into their 90s, I sat at the bedside of my friend dying of cancer in 2002 when she was only 51. I held my sister’s hand … Continue reading

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Echoes of the past

During the week between the 15th and the 21st of December, I was struggling a great deal with what I believe were somatic memories of what happened last year as well as partial dissociation.  The following is something I wrote … Continue reading

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The one who knows sees the bigger picture behind your suffering

Whether your suffering stems from cancer or divorce or loss or conflict, the one who knows understands that it is only in the present that you can heal. The one who knows has the courage to acknowledge the way things … Continue reading

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