Category Archives: Relationships

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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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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The pain of alcoholism — Part 1

In my work as a coun­selor, some­times I see and hear “themes” for the week; com­mon threads woven through the tapes­try of sto­ries I’m hear­ing. Although I am a gen­er­al­ist and work with many types of men­tal health issues, this … 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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