Forgiving yourself

Connecting the dots As much as I hesitate to begin a post with a story about my sister—Pam, The Almighty;…

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What forgiving is and isn’t, part 6

Remembering and forgetting Have you heard, seen or smelled something recently that reminded you of a special person, place or…

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The post-trauma transformation, part 1 of 4

Testimony Have you ever walked into a room and realized that everyone but you is looking intently at something behind…

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The trauma of disengagement: from denial to healing, part 5 of 6

Mom’s impact—friends I’m watching my mom walk slowly (and sit sadly) in one of the final phases of her life.…

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Thanksgiving, part 4 of 5

Happiness and joy I’ve found it challenging to come up with a really good analogy for the difference between happiness…

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