“You Got the Part!”

When I was just married, I was known to spend hours in a galactic tailspin in the supermarket. I felt as if I had been launched into an unknown universe, punctuated with beckoning aisles, lurking black holes waiting to suck…

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Singing in the Street

It was a rare occasion to be collected from school by my father. My sister and I had a half day. My dad picked us up and took us out to lunch. I might have been ten. I don’t remember…

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Face to Facebook

Ever since I was young, I was drawn towards a few very close friendships…choosing intimacy and emotional connection over flittering throngs of social butterflies. But still those butterflies' shimmering wings attracted my attention. Recently on Facebook a girl from my…

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Have Patience With Passion

I love the idea of following your passion. Stalking the things you lust after in life with a determined stride - a cartoon heart pulsating through your sweater. Ba boom ba boom! Photograph by Kai Hendry (Creative Commons) But what…

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Hold Me Now

Some mornings my daughter feels wobbly, and separating from me and the comforts of home is suddenly daunting. On those days, I promise to send her mind mail. The thought of an invisible envelope arriving in her head in the…

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A Question In The Air

I'm back. Extrordianry how disconnecting for a week can leave you feeling so much more connected. My computer is still acting skittish though. Maybe he doesn't trust me now. Lilly, my dog, is behaving a bit oddly as well. I've…

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Strangling Stereotypes

Photograph by Chloe Green 2012 Meeting someone at a party or social occasion and revealing to them that you've trained to be a psychotherapist, usually evokes a discernible reaction. Not always a pleasant one. Scenarios I've encountered: The Escape Artist…

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Golden Goldberg

Natalie Goldberg, for those of you who are unfamiliar, is an extraordinary woman who paints, writes and guides others in their writing practice.  When I was twenty, I discovered her book "Writing Down the Bones" and devoured it.  The experience…

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That Song

We've all been there.  A song comes on the radio and you are transported somewhere immediately.  Some other point in time.  Another place in your life directly connected to 'that song'.  The memory is visceral and vivid. You might not…

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Risk It

Attempting anything new is always a risk. We risk being vulnerable. Feeling exposed. We risk getting it 'wrong' and feeling uncomfortable, or at worst having to battle the dreaded, loathsome enemy - shame. Shame is a such a visceral, pervasive…

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