Drawing a Line in the Lemonade

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  It’s Sunday, Journeyer, and this is what I have to say: The wheels on the mini-van go ‘round and ‘round… This time we’re in Virginia for another training seminar that Fave and Warren are doing. I’m the unofficially official videographer for this event and let me just say my son has figured out how to treat his mama right. …

The Rebirth of a Marriage

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  Journeyers, I think we’re going to be okay, Warren and me. It’s been a tough ride, hasn’t it? And if I haven’t successfully conveyed to you how much I appreciate you here, whoever you are, wherever you are following and watching from, please know that you and this space has been invaluable to me. I’ve always written through and …

To Boston, Bostonians, and a Bereaved World

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You don’t know me, but I love you. My arms are reaching out to wrap you in a warm, tight embrace. There are no words. No words that will help, and yet I am compelled to tell you that, absurd as it sounds, someday it will be okay, if you keep choosing healing, keep fitting the pieces of your own …

Facing My Fears, Pema Chodron Style

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“You focus on another person’s suffering and breathe it in,” a friend of mine told me about a Tonglen meditation group she recently participated in, “and then you breathe out compassion.” Her group’s attention had been directed to the victims, families, and friends of those affected by the recent Aurora, Colorado shooting rampage. I couldn’t comprehend this model from the purpose …

When Time is Short and Energy is Low…

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I call September and June the Hamster-Wheel months. There are so many activities and events– academic, artistic and athletic–that are crammed into these sixty days. Add in a graduation and three weeks of overtime, and life becomes a bit hectic… Toss in a little depression and life feels overwhelming… I made a bold decision three weeks ago: I need outside help resolving the remaining pieces …

The Five Facets is Featured at The Indie Chicks!

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I’ve recently discovered that moxie is an important part of our healing, for without courage and inventiveness, where would we be? The gals over at The Indie Chicks—a brand-spanking new, online magazine for women—have both those traits in their back pockets. Head on over and check them out; you’ll be glad you did. And while you’re there, be sure to …