Monthly Archives: January 2011

What not to say to a grieving friend

Normally thoughtful, articulate people choke, when caught unprepared with a response to grief.  Every now and then, our friends catch us off guard with terrible news;  fortunately for us, most of us are out of practice with finding the right … Continue reading

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Self criticism, hold the suffering

The zen of seeing ourselves clearly, and critiquing fairly what we see, is even harder than it sounds.  We walk around projecting confidence, attuned to the smallest sign of rejection, disrespect, or lack of interest  from others in our encounters … Continue reading

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Violence and mental illness

Street violence managed to shock us this week, when it was directed toward a member of Congress.  Big surprise, the gunman is said to be “unstable”.   Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has begun her slow recovery from a gunshot wound to the … Continue reading

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