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Monday, November 30, 2015

Be the Change, Mahatma Gandhi and Pockets of Peace, Part 3

Mr Gandhi said "Be the change that you want to see in the world".  He said that we do not have control over things outside of us only ourselves. If we want to see an amazing world than act amazing.
 John F Kennedy said "As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
Maurice Sendak  said "That there must be more to life than having everything".

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Internal Pockets of Peace, Part 2 and Happy ThanksGiving

Unconscious Messenger
We all have the crazy parts of our families and relationships mirrored inside each of us.  Since we are not" Hallmark" families, we all have a variation of an annoying  cousin, a kindhearted sister, a mean spirited father, a kind mother in law and an alcoholic uncle. It is  possible that the reason you feel crazy some days is that you are holding everyone and everything inside you?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pockets of Peace

Frog Peace
Everyone is talking about what we can do to help with all of the disasters and serious challenging situations happening in the world. Some of us may feel like we are helping by watching CNN obsessively so that we know exactly what is happening moment by moment.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dissociative Identity Disorder, a forerunner of healthy functioning?

Heron Strong
I just finished reading this well written piece Titled  Not so Bad:On Consent-Non-Consent-Trauma by Christina Tesoro.  Ms Tesoro talks about things is an even handed way that are hard to talk about.
The part that I want to talk about is allowing ourselves to have a variety of feelings about any one topic. We are brought up to be either black or white, a Republican or Democratic, male or female , a professional or non professional, etc. These tags or labels are so narrow that we can forget that we may be many things at once.