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New Beginnings––Are They for Real?

Nearly every headline I see this time of year makes a statement about new beginnings: “It’s a New Year––A New Beginning,” “New Beginnings––Jumpstart Your New Year” and on and on. 448 more words

To Think About

Walker's Personal Inventory Challenge

I’ve been on a well-deserved break for the holidays, but for the past week or two, I’ve been struggling to find a strong topic to start the year with…something more powerful than the typical article about goal setting or New Year’s resolutions. 487 more words


How To Jump Start Into Better Habits With a Life Review

Do you have resolutions for 2017? Does the mere sound of that word make your stomach knot in anxiety?  or does it light you up with possibility? 1,233 more words

Self Care

Signs of Awakening

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Lately, I’ve come to realize numerous shifts in my spiritual awareness. Oh, how I love the beauty of hindsight! Looking back over my 45 years, I can see how many times, I dipped my toe into the waters of awakening. 985 more words

Free Your Soul

The Never-Ending Wreckage of Growing Up Poor

Today you’d probably lump me in with the middle class, but I carry some residue of having grown up poor. I work with people who work hard to help the poor, but have not themselves ever been poor. 927 more words

Childhood PTSD

Beware: Facebook is a Dangerous Neighborhood!

Like many people with trauma in the past, I loooooove a good bit of drama. I’m not saying it’s good for me. I’m just saying that I have had an inexplicable attraction to things that involve intense emotions — things like seeing babies born, peering at a car wreck, falling in love, pondering the Holocaust,  watching TV shows about medical emergencies, and yes, 595 more words

Childhood PTSD

Election Stress? You Can Calm Your Mind With This Simple, Free Writing Technique

In 1994 I was going through a freak out. One bad thing after another kept happening to me — loss of a loved one, end of a relationship and a head injury from a random gang attack ALL within a couple of months. 350 more words

Childhood PTSD