Tag: relating

Our Villages and the Power of Affirmation

In the past eighteen months, everyone has been through an incredibly complex time as our usual ways of doing life and relating to others have changed – very often, radically! As I thought about and lived through these events and experiences, I found myself thinking about two realities – first, our need for places to …

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Learning How and When to Trust Others

Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die, Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. —Langston Hughes, 1902-1967, poet Let’s talk about trusting others. We live in an age of massive distrust. Political leaders are frequently seen today as self-serving and lacking integrity even when many are honorable. Yet the betrayals of public trust …

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When You Live Through Another Person

woman taking pic of another womans pic

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” — Rumi First a note to my readers. I’ve decided to not write about the coronavirus (COVID-19). There is already so much written about this topic, often for very good reasons. These are times when following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control …

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