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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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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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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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Hurtful Words: On the Uneasy Triangle of Compassion, Hate and the Freedom of Speech

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me! Bullshit. I’ve been punched in the nose, beaten with a leather belt, raped as a teenager, and had my head slammed into a bus window by a … Continue reading

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