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Walking and writing as therapy

Grief is such a bastard. It looms up from nowhere, at unanticipated moments, and floors you. Last night, my writing group met for the first time this year. We meet in members’ homes, and last night’s meeting was only a … Continue reading

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Ripples of pain around the globe

Grief and trauma are such extreme and lonely states, inexplicable, inexpressible — yet a part of life for all of us in various ways. The recent shooting of so many innocents in the USA has triggered past pain for me, … Continue reading

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Loss, and the cult of positivity

All my life I’ve been optimistic and generally felt pretty peaceful (in fact, some friends laughingly call me Pollyanna). These great assets have seen me weather all kinds of challenges with relative equanimity, and allowed me to rebalance when the … Continue reading

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