A COURAGEOUS OLD WOMAN

Dogwood Blossoms

When we moved into our home nearly twenty years ago I was delighted to discover that we had a beautiful dogwood tree right outside the living room window.  Healthy, strong and stately — in a delicate dogwood kind of way – our tree has delighted us year after year. Unlike…

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Life Under the Cloud

cloud of depression

I have spent a lifetime battling back the cloud of depression. I can’t pin down exactly when it started, I think perhaps it started in the womb, or is carried forward in my DNA from previous generations of familial women who embodied powerlessness. I came from a lineage of women bound by cultural dictates and personal characteristics…

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The Masks We Wear

Masks We Wear

Moments come along every minute of the day when we get to choose whether or not we will be real or wear a mask. In fact, much of the time we may think we are being real but we’re really play acting. Putting on a mask, pretending to think and…

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