Possibilities Over Predictions

About ten years ago I met Dennis. He was admitted to the hospital I worked at with right sided weakness, expressive aphasia (difficulty saying words or putting words together in a coherent way) and confusion. The initial thought was that he had suffered a stroke. After an MRI, the neurologist found a large, fast growing, …

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Saying I’m Sorry

I teach my students how to set boundaries through their speech by asking them to observe what they say. I ask them to pay attention — every day, all day — to what they are saying, when they are saying it, who they are saying it to, and how they feel when they are saying …

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See Me, Don’t See Me

  We don’t like present time. We will do almost anything to pretend that that’s not where we are. As if we could ever be anywhere else. We mull in the past and fret for the future, all the while the present time is creating itself around us, without our permission. We like to wear …

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The Myth of Self Esteem

  I have spent my entire life wrestling with self esteem. Trying to build it, repair it, or strengthen it. It began with myself and my desire to not feel SO inadequate in ALL areas. Then it became part of my job as I tried to help others that found themselves in the same dark …

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