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Guilt sucks

Guilt sucks

I worked in an Emergency Room after graduating from college. There was a nurse there that I never got that close to, but I always really liked. To be honest, I think she scared me a little. I think she scared everyone a little. But I…

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Make way for joy

Make way for joy

Isn’t it odd that we start asking kids when they’re three years old what they want to be when they grow up? It’s true…several people have already asked Dawson what he wants to Be. He says “soccer.” His answer is perfect, actually — it’s the…

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I see you

I see you

In the movie Avatar, instead of saying I love you, the blue people say “I see you.” Which is, to my mind, like saying, “I see you for exactly who you are…and I still love you!” There’s an aspect of unconditionality that feels safe, pure,…

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Undressing fear

Undressing fear

Fear. Lurking behind so many tough emotions, experiences, and circumstances, there it is. Insidious, ubiquitous, self-limiting and really very boring, as Elizabeth Gilbert pointed out in this excellent post. When we imagine fear, our minds might conjure images of boogeymen jumping from the bushes, of…

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Desperately Seeking Self

Desperately Seeking Self

I have this theory that most — or maybe all — of the conflict in the world comes from a desire to relate, and the inability to do so. I have my oldest sister to thank for this little nugget of wisdom. She’s 14 years…

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