TOO LOOK AT ANOTHER WOMEN

To look at another woman with inspiration rather than the green eyes of envy. To love another woman as a sister, rather than seeing them as the enemy. To remember we each hold a love so vast and powerful it could heal the world, To realize within our femininity is a strength that can move […]

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WE SHED LIKE TREES

Trees grow up through their branches and down through their roots into the earth. They also grow wider with each passing year. As they do, they shed the bark that served to protect them but now is no longer big enough to contain them. In the same way, we create boundaries and develop defenses to […]

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Open Letter To An Old Lover

No, I’m not going to calm or quiet down; for I have river in my hair, and moss between my toes, and sunshine on my fingertips, and they all have claimed me as their daughter. And if that is so, I’ll stay right here, just as wild as I was born; just as raging as […]

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Healing With Poetry

  The creation of any art can be as much a form of meditation as a vehicle for self-expression. Energetically splashing colors of paint onto a canvas can be like casting the weight of the world off your shoulders, while raising your voice to hit the high notes of a song can inspire you to […]

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Getting Worked-Up Can Cause Anxiety

Often, we get anxiety for no reason, as we’re more substantial and more capable than we believe ourselves to be. Our capacity to cope successfully with life’s challenges far outstrips our ability to feel nervousness. Yet, we can become nervous in the weeks, days, and hours leading up to an event that we believe will […]

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The Thread of Our Bones

We locked up our wisdom into our bones And swallowed the keys They sank in our rivers of blood And we forgot the maps Because we had to ignore the mysteries To keep them safe. We wove our hair into brooms And swept over our paths And then burned the earth with our rage We […]

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Good Advice In The Anxiety Front

 Sharing from a community page. Wonderful advice from Eileen Feliciano. After having thirty-one sessions this week with patients where the singular focus was COVID-19 and how to cope, I decided to consolidate my advice and make a list that I hope is helpful to all. I can’t control a lot of what is going on […]

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How to Heal from Post-Traumatic Growth

We all know of post-traumatic stress (PTS) but how many of us know of post-traumatic growth (PTG), a very hopeful and attainable way of life beyond the loss, adversity, and trauma we’ve experienced? It’s a term that was coined in the 1990s and is becoming more popular now as positive psychology and the specific area […]

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Women Torched for being Female

It was not witches who burned. It was women. Women who were seen as Too beautiful Too outspoken Had too much water in the well (yes, seriously) Who had a birthmark Women who were too skilled with herbal medicine Too loud Too quiet Too much red in her hair Women who had a strong nature […]

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