Winter and Trust in the Return of Light

Winter and Trust in the Return of Light

“Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine…” — William Blake Winter solstice, the year’s end! My favorite time of the year. The veil thins between worlds. The mystery of a loving universe, our trust in the light, seems to shout...
Recognizing Hidden Emotional Abuse in Relationship

Recognizing Hidden Emotional Abuse in Relationship

I frequently mention that our culture does not recognize abandonment and betrayal as traumatic shocks. The shock occurs partly because being deserted or cheated on usually comes as a final blow in a mind-numbing, repetitive cycle of emotional abuse. Elusive abuses of...
Transform Suffering with Creativity

Transform Suffering with Creativity

“If you don’t transform your suffering, you will surely transmit it.” —Richard Rohr Although I have written and published two books during the past fifteen years, I have never considered myself a writer.  Ernest Hemingway said, “There is...