Memory Beads of Christmas’ Past

Not everyone loves Christmas, but I do.  Not all of the beads on the string are beautiful, in fact, several, especially the early ones with my mother, whose anxiety spiked with the pressure of creating a good Christmas, were pretty rough.  Somehow our father and my three brothers and me always found a way to … Continue reading Memory Beads of Christmas’ Past

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The Long Climb on the Road to Freedom

First it's about Human Rights. The first step on the long climb is to recognize that if you are unable to allow freedom to others, you'll never have it yourself.  If my individual freedom encroaches on yours, that is not it.  That is bullying.  If I think freedom is doing as I please, I haven't … Continue reading The Long Climb on the Road to Freedom

How Stories Can Facilitate Psychological Health

Many years ago, when I'd been working as a therapist for several years,  I came upon an ancient Greek tradition where people suffering from an illness (whether physical or mental) went to healing caves for a cure.  At the site there were caves where the patient slept and then healers aided their patients in interpreting … Continue reading How Stories Can Facilitate Psychological Health

Mothers Milk is Mother’s World.

The first truths are taught to us by our mothers.  They are the truths that support all others; the people I see, the earth at my feet, the plants and trees around me, the sky above, are neutral until given meaning, and the original meaning comes from her.  Our mother gives us access to the … Continue reading Mothers Milk is Mother’s World.

What parents need to know about growing a healthy child.

There has been a monumental change in human evolution.  A new balance has emerged over the past decade which sees father's more and more involved in the raising of their children from infancy.   With this newly found balance, children born today have a greater chance of psychological health than ever before. As has been … Continue reading What parents need to know about growing a healthy child.