Category Archives: Personal growth

The end of the life that I once had.

It’s nearly over. A few amendments to the divorce settlement agreement and my 19 year marriage will come to an end and that chapter of my life will be closed. We didn’t argue much about the settlement.  We divvied the … Continue reading

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On healing emotional pain

Adult children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families need to learn how to re-parent themselves.  To learn to cultivate a loving Inner Parent that can take care of the Inner Child – at least after you get in touch with your … 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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Words to keep close

The Message by Rabindranath Tagore I see a light but no fire. Is this what my life is to be like? Better to head for the grave. A messenger comes, the grief-courier, and the message is that the woman you … Continue reading

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Because sometimes I forget

I’ve officially been away from my scientific career for 10 years this month.  I’m not as devastated about that thought as I thought I would be. I wrote this blog post in 2009 on my blog Raising Smart Girls, and … Continue reading

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