Posts Tagged ‘emotional wellness’

Why Did She Have to Eat the Apple?

I often pondered not only why Eve ate the forbidden fruit, but what actually happened in the moments immediately following The Fall.  All religions, monotheistic and polytheistic alike, have oral and written traditions on humanity’s separation  from the Divine.  Most of the ancient civilizations like the Sumerians, Egyptians and Babylonians told stories of man’s creation…

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This Girl is On Fire!

I am walking on fire, yet, cool and peaceful as a coastal sunset… Where do I begin? I have missed writing. My creativity has been pushed aside for the “to-do” list, buried under a pile of an administrative abyss.  It has become my internal volcano building energy waiting in frustration to erupt. I was either…

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All I want for Christmas is…

Tradition, as defined in my iPhone dictionary app, is a specific practice of long-standing and/or an inherited pattern of thought or action.  Basically traditions are those rituals we perform over and over, through the years and pass down to our kids.  We may tweak what our parents did or start new ones.  Traditions are like…

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The Eyes Have It

I love the eye lock.  You can almost guess what the other person is feeling in the eye lock.  Take for instance an infant in her mother’s arms.  When I held my babies, I looked deep into their eyes loving them to their core.  They would stare back knowing they were safe and loved.  Back…

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There's Something About You and I

Extroverts love to be in the mix.  They gain energy from being with people, especially those with whom they connect.  Isolation is torture.  This is me.  I love to work a room, meet new friends and dig into their hearts. For me, each encounter is unique and enhances my mere existence.  I am a better…

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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The holidays are upon us. As soon as Halloween rolls around, one can sense heightened emotions with the impending season.  Someone is irate because Costco already has Christmas decor displayed.  The religious fight to keep the “Christ” in Christmas while the non believers petition to keep the nativity scene off city hall’s lawn. Then we have…

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot!

Put up your dukes, let’s get down to it.  Does life for me always have to be a fight?  With my birthday just having passed, I look back not only over this last year, but over my life.  As a young child I fought to keep it together when I was treated terribly, picked last…

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All The Shrinks I've Loved Before

In the spring of 1996, I buckled my two and four-year old boys into my Ford Aerostar and headed to Nashville from Atlanta. My grandmother was visiting her sick brother who was being cared for by his daughter, my beloved cousin, Christine. It was a great chance for my boys and I to visit with…

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You've Come A Long Way, Stephie!

I’ve come a long way from Medford (Meffa).  This is a state of mind for me.  As you continue to read my blogs, I can only hope you understand my words do not reflect my true feelings about Meffa or the reality of city living.  On the contrary, I hold so many of you in…

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