Category Archives: General Healing Essays

Beyond the Dream of a White Christmas

Fantasies of “White Christmases, just like the ones we used to know,” are everywhere. Each of us raised in and around the climate of Christmas Celebrations is susceptible to feeling harassed by the memories, both good and bad, of Christmas … Continue reading

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What Makes it a “New Year?” And Who Determines that it is “Happy?”

This thought was originally posted on January 10, 2014 and it still seems relevant. While New Year’s Day is an arbitrarily agreed upon point in the calendar of days, the “meaning” of it was brought to mind by the many … Continue reading

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Beyond Decision-Making

The Bible story of the prodigal son presents two life choices: cultural conformity by the dutiful son, and non-conformity by the profligate son. At first it looks like one brother made good choices while the other made bad ones. I … Continue reading

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Depression

Depression has become a news “headline” again and it is certainly true that many individuals suffer from this difficult affliction. Metapsychiatry offers a definition of depression that sheds light on this source of human suffering that offers a way out. … Continue reading

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Up The River of Addiction

While addiction is front-page news lately, it has been a companion of the human condition forever. Words such as “overdose” and “suicide” convey the desperate end game of addiction. Yet, there is a starting point, a source, much like the … Continue reading

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Winter Light

A chickadee or perhaps it is a black and white warbler, lands on a twig inside an evergreen covered with snow. Pauses. Then launches back out. This is what normal, everyday eyes see. But this is only the surface. That … Continue reading

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What Makes it a “New Year?” And Who Determines that it is “Happy?”

This thought was originally posted on January 10, 2014 and it still seems relevant. While New Year’s Day is an arbitrarily agreed upon point in the calendar of days, the “meaning” of it was brought to mind by the many … Continue reading

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