Category Archives: psychology

Little Boys Grow Up

I’ve overdosed on the Royal Wedding. Sniffled as many tears as if Prince Harry were my own son. Why all this emotion? Prince Harry reminds me a lot of my youngest son. They’re the same age. Both good-looking young men … Continue reading

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Reading Poetry Aloud

When I arrived in the classroom the tables were almost filled. I looked around and saw some familiar faces.  That was a relief. I had mixed feelings about this class. I’d signed up for it in spite of considerable resistance.  … Continue reading

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Three Things

“Not every day is good, but there’s something good in every day.” Anonymous Several months ago, in the throes of a painful breakup, I went to a grief workshop at a local retreat center. I’m sure it did me good– … Continue reading

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After leaving my church’s peace-filled prayer garden on Good Friday I had a feeling of good will towards all, and drove over to the library to pick up a couple books. Waiting in line for the librarian, I noticed the … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

It’s Good Friday. I used to be Catholic, but no longer. Yet Holy Week still feels sacred to me and on Good Friday I like to do the Stations of the Cross in the big overgrown garden behind the rectory … Continue reading

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Presence on a Monday Morning

As I sat cross-legged on my sofa this morning, facing the south window– open to catch a breeze, I tried to be in my skin, tune out the static in my head. Presence it’s called. And as I sat– eyes … Continue reading

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A Simpler Love

A favorite poem by Billy Collins, one of America’s poet laureates.  Aimless Love This morning as I walked along the lakeshore, I fell in love with a wren and later in the day with a mouse the cat had dropped … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Tattoos on the Heart”

A kid walks into the office of Father Greg Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, in the heart of LA’s gang district. He’s fresh from prison. Tattooed from ear to ear with his forehead emblazoned with, “F**k the World,” he leans … Continue reading

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The Beat Goes On!

I’ve been in a slump for months!  A nasty rut filled with one challenge after another. The flu from hell, a hurricane, a boyfriend break-up, an auto accident,  a hurried-up car search,  a blankety-blank  auto insurance company that made my … Continue reading

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Baby Love

I gave my new baby her first bath today. I think she enjoyed it. She’s pure as the driven snow, without a blemish on her. Pearly white like a moon flower,  and if you look real close you can see … Continue reading

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