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THESE WORDS MY LIFELINE

2019-07-08T16:30:25+00:00

I want words that aren’t the “doing” kind. Not the phrases that disorient you with some shiny distant maybe thing when underneath and right here and right now I’m dull and tarnished and wanting you to see. “It will work out”, “I’m really very lucky”, and “l’ll keep you posted”, I said How automatically I placated and hid, how easily you got distracted and how lonely I felt when you took my bait and smiled.

THESE WORDS MY LIFELINE2019-07-08T16:30:25+00:00

GIVING THE GIFT OF TRUTH FOR THE HOLIDAYS

2019-07-05T14:14:01+00:00

I’m going to give you some advice. I know you didn’t ask for it.If you are hurting, tell someone.You’re the one sitting at the holiday gathering putting on the smile that fools them all, laughing at the right moments and being witty to keep them sure, “This one’s got it together.”

GIVING THE GIFT OF TRUTH FOR THE HOLIDAYS2019-07-05T14:14:01+00:00

HOW NOT TO BECOME THE THING THAT HURT ME

2019-04-01T13:26:34+00:00

I love my anger. I have been likened to a lioness several times in the last few weeks and I feel pride at the comparison. Pun intended.It’s taken me years to access this power. For most of my early adulthood, my lioness lay muzzled. With her on my side now, awake and roaring, I feel strong.

HOW NOT TO BECOME THE THING THAT HURT ME2019-04-01T13:26:34+00:00

A SIMPLE GATEWAY TO GET THEM TO REALLY HEAR YOU

2019-07-30T16:49:30+00:00

It usually starts the same way. One of us has something difficult to share. It’s like a hot potato, difficult to hold. We toss it about, circling the conversation before eventually blurting some news to the other that lands like a burning coal we didn’t see coming. Ouch! Damage is done.

A SIMPLE GATEWAY TO GET THEM TO REALLY HEAR YOU2019-07-30T16:49:30+00:00