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Lessons from Dr. King

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope. ” (The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) It is so easy to lose hope, especially when the pressures in our lives seem to be chronic and endless. I encourage you to find hope in whatever strange place she might be found. Dr. […]

Belonging

Belonging is an essential human need. Euro-centric culture tends to value individualism over the collective. That creates structures and communities that lack cohesion and people who feel isolated and many times do not have what they need to thrive. We need to belong. We need the village. Many of us come from families that lack […]

Hallmark Holidays

About those Hallmark holidays… My Mom hated them. She saw the game for what it is – Hallmark and other retail businesses exploiting some important piece of our lives for profit, manipulating us to try to make us feel bad if we don’t fork over a whole lot of a cash to prove that we […]

Mother’s Day from the Therapists’ Couch

Mother’s Day is complicated for an awful lot of people. This isn’t exactly surprising considering that mother issues tend to be equally complicated.  Mother’s Day brings all of that unresolved muck rushing to the forefront as the culture around us screams out demands that we treat our mothers and feel a certain way about our motherhood, […]