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December 31, 2017
New Year's Gratitude For A Hard Year

Everyone I meet - it matters little whether they’re mannered or rude, smart or simple-deepens my sense of  interdependence and obligation.  (The Message Bible, 307) 2017: this will always be the year of the Donald Trump election and so politically it is a terribly sad year for progessives.  Oh yes, it’s seen an increase in activism […]

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December 21, 2017
Getting Used To My Calling

“For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racism and homophobia are real conditions of all our lives in this place and time. I urge each one of us here […]

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November 28, 2017
"Escape From Special" Book Review

My silences had not protected me. Your silence will not protect you. But for every real word spoken, for every attempt I had ever made to speak those truths for which I am still seeking, I had made contact with other women while we examined the words to fit a world in which we all […]

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November 20, 2017
A Responsible Relapse - Rethinking Recovery Language

The phrase “responsible relapse” has been rolling around in my head for several days now.  I have returned to work and it is incredibly surreal that I am back when just a month and a half ago, I was in the stabilization unit at Peachford Hospital.  It’s a weird thing.  I struggle with shame and […]

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November 13, 2017
Contentment Through Disability - A Reflection

“When you hear the word ‘disabled,’ people immediately think about people who can’t walk or talk or do everything that people take for granted. Now, I take nothing for granted. But I find the real disability is people who can’t find joy in life and are bitter.” -Teri Garr  As I reflect back on my day, […]

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November 1, 2017
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up - A Book Review

When we honestly confront the things we own, they evoke many emotions within us. Those feelings are real. It is these emotions that give us the energy for living. Believe what your heart tells you when you ask, “Does this spark joy?” If you act on that intuition, you will be amazed at how things […]

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October 26, 2017
Stop Looking For Signs

Ask the questions, take a deep breath, and release it to the universe.  Stop thinking about it and engage in the present moment.  If you have to think about whether or not it’s a sign or guidance, then it’s not - you’re forcing it.  If something comes into your radar that sparks a physical reaction […]

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October 21, 2017
Setting Myself Up For Vacation Success

Jane had to learn to allow herself to have the anxiety rather than try desperately to get rid of it.  for distraction to work, you have to do it mindfully. Pay close attention and throw yourself into whatever activity you are using to distract yourself. If you engage in distracting activities but think about your […]

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October 16, 2017
I Am Not A Burden - Accepting Support

Paul countered by speaking of "the wisdom of God" (which he also spoke of as "the foolishness of God" because it is the opposite of "the wisdom of this world") which "destroys the wisdom of the wise." (106, Marcus Borg, Meeting Jesus Again For The First Time: The Historical Jesus and The Heart of Contemporary […]

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October 10, 2017
My World Mental Health Day Message

God is better partnered than fought. (141, Monica A Coleman, Making A Way Out Of No Way: A Womanist Theology)  Mental health challenges and disabilities are better partnered than fought too. I must love all parts of myself in order to be well. (Me) It's World Mental Health Day, so I am going to post some […]

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