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September 1, 2018

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day*.  It’s not something we talk about in social circles on the playgrounds, or while waiting in line at the grocery store.  It just isn’t.  And yet, here is a day, dedicated to the awareness of this now epidemic.  An overdose...

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Since I can remember, I have often felt on the outside of things, that I didn't see things the same way as everyone else – I just didn’t fit in.  What was on the outside just didn’t match the inside.  Sure, occasionally, I felt part of the group,...

We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” - Marcel Proust

 

This morning was not particularly different than any other, except for one thing.  On his way back from the laundry room, my husband came back with a look in his eye – an urge to overha...

 

“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” - Criss Jami
 

It is hard to be vulnerable, to put our true selves out in the open, especially when it seems our society often rewards bravado and looks down...

“I walk down the street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I fall in.

I am lost… I am helpless.

It isn’t my fault.

It takes forever to find a way out.

 

I walk down the same street.

There is a deep hole in the sidewalk.

I pretend I don’t see it.

I fall in again.

I can’t belie...

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