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If It is Not Too Dark

If It Is Not Too Dark           by Hafiz in “I Heard God Laughing:  Renderings of Hafiz” by Daniel Ladinsky Go for a Walk, …

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Stop – Don’t Push That Button

It’s been a long day.  You are tired, frustrated and have a headache just waiting to take over.  Your partner walks in the door and …

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When Life Feels Overwhelming

There are moments for each of us when life feels overwhelming – when we look fear or despair in the face and are tempted to …

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Claiming our Full Humanity in Troubled Times

When we treat others as less than human we diminish our own humanity I don’t usually write in this blog about political issues.  Although I …

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Entering the Zone of Zero Negativity

At the recent Imago Relationships International conference Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt, the founders of Imago Relationship Therapy, shared their own journey from painful …

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A Poem for Walking Down the Long Road Together

I found this poem by Ted Enslin that speaks to me of what it feels like to share the years together.  I hope it speaks …

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The Cycle of Despair – The Cycle of Healing

In my first marriage I was truly an expert at causing my husband pain.  Indeed we began tearing each other apart with our words long …

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A Poem for Moments of Doubt and Fear

Fear is a universal emotion – and yet when we are in the midst of our fears and doubts it is all too easy to …

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Saving Mr. Banks; Redeeming our Relationships

Mary Poppins was a seminal book, and an even more important movie in my life.  I remember so well standing in the long line outside …

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Welcome to the Discussion in the Garden: An Explanation and An Invitation

I began writing this blog several years ago at the advice of friends and colleagues who suggested that it would help bring people to my …

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