Connected, Uncategorized

That Time I Almost Got Stuck on a Volcano

First, you should know that I did actually almost get stuck on a volcano once, but don't worry because it wasn't an active volcano. I'll come back to that in a minute. Also, this wasn't my first brush with volcanoes. I lived in Portland, Oregon when Mount St. Helens erupted  in 1980. And I vividly… Continue reading That Time I Almost Got Stuck on a Volcano

Poetry, Uncategorized

“Aporia”

I used to be so certain, And now I’m not so sure. And suddenly people have emerged Where only caricatures walked before, Playing predictable roles.   I used to be so certain, And now I’m not so sure. And suddenly problems have emerged, Where formulas assuaged before, Promising cheap success.   I used to be… Continue reading “Aporia”

Dealing with Low Self-Worth, Self-compassion, What is Just?, Working With Painful Emotions

How Embracing Vulnerablity Changed My Life

This post is about how embracing vulnerability changed my life for the better. To tell you about that, let me first tell you about me when I was younger. Needing to Be Right Once upon a time it was incredibly important for me to be right. About everything. I have a vivid memory of arguing… Continue reading How Embracing Vulnerablity Changed My Life