Category Archives: Present Day

“A time when you didn’t even guess that you were happy…”

I have been happy for days.  Something so unusual I can remember the times it happened in the past.  Winter Solstice at Stanstead.  Driving back from the first session of Writers for Recovery.  Seeing the chickadees coming to the feeder … Continue reading

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Tong-len for the Earth

from my journal for early June.  It’s very strange, I typed it into the computer just as it is here.  I put it under June 6, but in the handwritten notebook it’s not there.  I looked through both earlier and … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts

That journal entry for June 6 continues: I’m also feeling more hopeful about the world. I think it was while I was working on “Goodness beyond goodness” that I saw that the Universe was so much bigger than the idiocy … Continue reading

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Ereshkigal Revisited

from my journal for June 6    I worked on two blog posts: “Professional Psychotherapy Client” and goodness beyond goodness.  The first one was about how I had missed out on a lot of what life has to offer because … Continue reading

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Saving the Earth

I don’t know how else to get this important information out to the world.  These excerpts are from a long article in Kosmos online journal.  This whole concept is of overwhelming importance to me because the degradation of the Earth … Continue reading

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Three Ways Trauma Can Change the Brain

This came in an email, and I thought it was important enough to share with people who were interested in trauma:   Three ways trauma changes the brain. The first is that the threat perception system becomes more sensitive.  Things … Continue reading

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Person Who Lives Outside All of the Boxes

Written on May 15, I’m just typing it up and think WOW.  How did I miss this?  Another message from the one who knows to the part of me who doesn’t know yet. “What name is big enough for me?” … Continue reading

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Collective Trauma

At the beginning of June, this description came in an email from “Humanity’s Team.”  It’s the introduction to a program about healing trauma. “When you find that in the last few months you’re shakier, more irritable, more anxious, feeling less … Continue reading

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Goodness Beyond Goodness

From my journal for January 27 Quaker meeting here at Kendal. Lots and lots of thoughts. The idea of opening the definition of “love,” along with Erica’s assignment of “facets of love,” exploded my brain, but like a soap bubble, not a … Continue reading

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“Professional Psychotherapy Client”

From my journal for May 4 After reading Margaret Wheatley, and recognizing that the things I love — circle dance — and what is of most value to me — writing about my life — are not about achieving a … Continue reading

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