Let’s Talk About Masks

Let’s talk about masks. A timely topic, don’t you think? If you are as old as I am, you may remember the Lone Ranger television series. The climax of each episode was when people would stare off at the Lone Ranger as he rode away, asking “Who was that masked man?” I chuckle at how confused the Lone Ranger would…

Shame Lies

I work a lot with folks who battle with shame.  A key truth about shame is that it lies.  But the lies it comes up with are super sophisticated: they are based on truth – but only a very little bit of truth.  Then shame brings our focus to only see that one little bit of the truth. The…

From Polarizing to Loving

From Polarizing to Loving There is a human reaction that occurs in every society:  Polarization. One person steps to one side of an issue, and the other person – feeling the need to bring balance – steps to the other side.   The first person may feel unheard, or may simply feel the need to express their opinion…

Think about Such Things

                   I find myself thinking about something these days.  I’ll let you guess what it is.  I talk about it, I read emails about it, I make decisions based on it, I consider how others are reacting to it, my shopping is affected by it, my activities are affected by it, my feelings are impacted by it.  And…

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Misunderstandings: The Most Amazing Thing

  I have experienced the most amazing thing:  a complete misunderstanding.  Actually, many, many misunderstandings.  It’s amazing how misunderstandings happen and how often they happen.  Let me give you an example:  I wanted something from my husband and let him know (I’ll spare you the details…just assume I’m right).  My husband responded with what I would describe as a retort and his response…