Category Archives: Relationship

The Joy (and not-joy) of Relationship

We had a fam­ily gath­er­ing at my house on Fri­day evening, since my sis­ter and brother-in-law were vis­it­ing from Florida. The thing that stands out in my mind about it is that every­one was so GLAD to see each other. … Con­tinue read­ing

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More transitions; so what’s new!

So, I am in the mid­dle of more tran­si­tions. Does it ever stop? No, we just get to cruise some­times. I am not in cruise con­trol right now, but in the midst of some heavy traf­fic, con­struc­tion, detours. I need … Con­tinue read­ing

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Workshop, March 31, 2012

Along the Way: Trans­for­ma­tion through dif­fi­cult times… Rela­tion­ship, Resilience, Respite, Renewal (the 4 Rs) March 31, 2012 Unity Spir­i­tual Cen­ter Sartell, MN Susan Hol­men, LICSW, ICADC   Using music, med­i­ta­tion, jour­nal­ing and shar­ing, Susan explored the jour­ney of trans­for­ma­tion. The group looked at … Con­tinue read­ing

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The pain of alcoholism–Part 2

It is dif­fi­cult for me to see how accepted alco­hol abuse is in our cul­ture. Drink­ing is per­va­sive and over-drinking is tol­er­ated. I hear of young women and men who are close to los­ing their chil­dren due to neglect or … Con­tinue read­ing

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Soul Retrieval

I am pre­sent­ing a “Soul Retrieval” day retreat today to help fur­ther the growth process of the par­tic­i­pants. I am a great admirer of Ange­les Arrien and the ideas she has devel­oped through work­ing with Shamanic cul­tures.   Shamanic soci­eties, … Con­tinue read­ing

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