A very dear friend of mine has been battling cancer for a year now; it’s been both painful and beautiful. The beauty comes from the elegance of how he handles adversity and chooses to continue living life to its fullest with empathy and emotional intelligence. What are the “weapons” he’s choosing for this battle? What do we each wish to choose?
I remember as a small child anxiously awaiting the arrival of my dad from work. My siblings and I always knew when he was home. Not because of the sound of his car, but rather, because of the sound of his voice broadcasting over the television; interrupting our favorite after school program. In a low [...]
Betrayal is a strong feeling that can be difficult to process. Why? Because the trauma of the betrayal creates fear, shame, secrets, and intensity. These feelings may even mix with love and longing for the person by whom we feel betrayed. In 2009 I experienced a situation where I was hurt by someone I trusted. [...]