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Letting Go

When I was in college, I lost my watch.  Prior to losing it, I looked at it a lot.  I checked it to be sure I wasn’t late to class.  I consulted it to see when my work shifts would … Continue reading

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Paula’s Banana Bread

PYears ago I went to grad school.  It was a small class of a couple dozen students who would get to know each other fairly well in two very short years.  We were all learning to be therapists – slaying … Continue reading

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Know Why.

Four years ago, in a place we think of as home, a little girl – just six years old – was reported missing, searched for, and later found buried in the mud.  She had been raped and killed by blunt … Continue reading

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Part of Something

What are we missing?  Suicide rates are booming.  Rates in every age group between 15 and 84 has increased in the last decade and a half.  We are all too familiar with the number of school shootings in the US … Continue reading

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Relevant Realizations

Two weeks ago a stressful situation (coaching) and a bit of a trigger lead to an exhausting and emotional breakdown.  Honestly, it feels like it was so much longer ago.  On the other hand, I can feel my heart pound … Continue reading

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Through the Cracks

I’m irritated.  I’m sad and frustrated and scared.  Bullying, school shootings, suicides, testing, social media, sexual assault…pressure, pressure, pressure.  It presses on our kids from every direction.  Kids – they’re kids.  They’re still learning and growing and we’re supposed to … Continue reading

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Some Days I Just Show Up

Recently, more than one person has said to me, “I don’t know how you do it,” in reference to the latest volunteer position I’ve put myself in: 10 year old boys soccer.  Yesterday, as I drove away from the field … Continue reading

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