Monthly Archives: June 2019

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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Beyond Exhaustion

from my journal, June 4 3rd cup of tea.  Exhausted after Mocha’s morning walk.  I realize that I am totally physically, mentally, emotionally exhausted.  I think the only people who can understand are those who are living with chronic fatigue … Continue reading

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“Not up to the Magnitude of the Pain…”

Let go of any bitterness that may have come because you were not up to the magnitude of the pain that was entrusted to you. Like the Mother of the world, who carries the pain of the world in her … Continue reading

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Writing Practice

From Richard Rohr’s daily meditation:  “I learned that if the quiet space, the questions themselves, and blank pages had not been put in front of me, I may never have known what was lying within me.” It occurred to me … Continue reading

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