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Will You Love Me, Warts and All?: Lies
I cleaned out a storage unit recently. When I closed my house in Phoenix and built my little cottage in Flagstaff, I had to downsize in a big way. I let the furniture go when I finally accepted that it wasn’t smart to be paying to store it, but it took another 5 years...
Let Food be Your Medicine: Nutrition 101
In about 400 B.C., Hippocrates wrote an ancient version of the title of this blog. He went on to say that food could also be the source of illness. We now have research to support his assertions. Our American Diet is killing us. Slowly, but no less certainly,...
Too Much Info: Overload 101
This idea has many shapes: Choice Overload, Post Event Collapse Syndrome, Analysis Paralysis, and Information Overload but they all have this in common: more of something than one can effectively handle. I just got back from an Alaskan cruise. Never wanted to go on a...
Transitions, Big and Small: Dosing 101
Transitions are part of life. There is this very cool concept called the Liminal Space. It is that period between the end of one experience and the beginning of the next one. Think being single then married, married then widowed/divorced, employed then...
Dissociation 101: When Relationships Don’t Reward the Brain
If Dissociation is a disconnection between surroundings, one’s thoughts, memories, or actions then it is familiar to all of us. I remember seeing Jaws (Spielberg) for the first time. At the end of it, my date was unable to stand up for a while. He had been so wrapped...
Is Love Happening Here? Relationships 101
Foster parents have a unique role in a foster child’s life. It is, by definition, a time limited relationship. Can love happen when the end is inevitable? Does the transient nature of a relationship imply anything about the quality of the commitment involved? I’d like...
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