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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