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Stumpy, the Unicorn Fawn

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Today I Buried Stumpy (June 2021) My tears fall like glass. They pile up and cut me. I flounder through them as they slash my flesh. The warm healing water has not yet arrived. My tears are not a salve. They do not soothe. I ache. I ache for…
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Learning to Love the Hard Way

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Eventually, after the divorce, I married again. A second marriage for both of us. Finally, an adult. Two adults. I find connection, nourishment, and emotional safety that I could not have dreamt of before. We learned to love again.
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Healing From Trauma — It is All About Support

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In this story, I share how healing trauma is a long path that weaves through aspects of our lives. And it always involves getting enough emotional support.
My mother's passing

My Mother’s Passing

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My mother died July 22nd after a yearlong battle fighting a rare and deadly cancer, mucosal melanoma. It was the day before my birthday and I wasn’t there. Perhaps she picked that day to spare me her death occurring on my birthday. We had…
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How to Improve Communication Skills

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Learning to reconnect We can learn how to improve communication skills and learn to reconnect with our partners. It had started as a regular day weekend day.  John and Patti were taking a walk.  The sun was shining.  Life was good. …