Category Archives: Stories for healing

On what it’s like for me to battle recurrent depression.

I’m in a good place now.  Taking care to take care of me.  Building on strengths, taking risks with making new friends. I wrote this piece over a year ago.  I had more than a few episodes of dark, self-destructive … Continue reading

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Fallen Caryatid

I wrote this piece two years ago on another one of my blogs, I think it’s appropriate to share it again, on this blog. *** I love Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein. I recently read it and … Continue reading

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Paulo, I forgot the lessons…

I wrote this post a year and a half ago on one of my other blogs, Raising Smart Girls.  If you want to find out more about me, you can spend some time there.  I’ll be the first to admit … Continue reading

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She, the Warrior

Out of the darkness, She* emerges – battle-worn, bloodied and breathless.  Her sword and her shield now heavy in her hands, She lets them drop them to the grass below. She looks east toward the horizon and sees the morning … Continue reading

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