Category Archives: Self-Awareness, Personal Growth & Personal Responsibility

Compassion, Humor & Honesty or How to Deal with Sick People

On Christmas Eve, I was gifted with another blood clot in my left leg. Only last week, I wanted to write everything about it.  About the anger toward a returned illness.  The reasons why it happened.  The blow to the … Continue reading

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Just What the Hell is “Who the Hell Am I…Honestly?®”

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Forgiveness with a Smile!

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On Forgiveness: A Daughter Finally Sees Her Father

Maybe it was the workshop that set things in motion. Last weekend, I facilitated a workshop that examined the relationship between daughters and their fathers.  During a break, one of the participants asked if I would share my story.  For … Continue reading

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Cured from Within (Repost)

Pain—spiritual, emotional or physical—makes us vulnerable. And if we’ve lived with pain for years, our vulnerability urges us to seek out people and remedies who promise relief, comfort, or the Holy of Holies, a cure. In the beginning of 1998 … Continue reading

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The Last Door: On Healing the Generation Gap

The generation of my parents kicked down the doors. This group of idealistic kids looked at their parents, society, government and religious institutions, found them wanting, and said, “No more.”  No more degradation and marginalization—no more punishment, really—for those who … Continue reading

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F*** You, Fifth Grade: On Fear, Death and Trying to Live in the Moment

I never told anyone this: in fifth grade, I passed out.  Sitting at a table that served as my desk, a snake of release that managed to be too warm and too cold at the same time climbed from my … Continue reading

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