For Anthony – Suicide Prevention: Part 2

As I watched my cousin, Anthony Noland, go live last week on Facebook talking about his experience with mental illness and suicide, I couldn’t...

Hubris – The Ultimate Deluding Illusion

How many times have we read or heard the saying ‘Pride comes before a fall’? Doesn’t this cliché invariably fit the exit of a...

The Secret Lives of Our Possessions

The Swiss psychiatrist C.G. Jung defended the autonomy of things. Our possessions aren’t just here to do our bidding, he said, but have lives...

Birthday Gifts

I had a pretty good birthday. My youngest said to me, "the rest of us are only a day older than yesterday, but you're...

Simple Man, Simple Men

“I am a simple man So I sing a simple song Never been so much in love And never hurt so bad At the same time” –Simple Man, Graham...

Here’s The Uncomfortable Truth

We have a problem - well we have several but this one is a pretty big one. We have built our society on this model...

Auditioning for Friends

Before my blockbuster turn as the ageless angel Clarence Odbody in our local community theatre presentation of "It's a Wonderful Life," (see: Pneumonia and...

In Painful Times, Stay Strong with Non-Judgment

We all experience challenging, painful, even heartbreaking moments. They’ve been part of life’s journey since, well, forever. Cut to these days, and we’re all increasingly...

About Your Bones – We Are Growing Spikes!

What signature is your life leaving on your bones? We think of our bones as solid, and yet they are malleable, very much alive...

Reflections on Having Our Needs Met

I have been seeing my resistance to asking to have my needs met recently. I notice that sometimes I don’t ask for what I...
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