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Why Become a Refugee

from Warsan Shire, British poet no one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark you only run for the border when you see the whole city running as well your neighbors running faster than you breath bloody in their … Continue reading

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Journal Writing Techniques

Here is a list of journaling techniques that I have used personally and with patients for many years.  Some come from my husband John the English professor, some from Progoff’s classic At a Journal Workshop, and some from Rainer’s The New Diary. … Continue reading

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Deep Loss

Here is a poem I wrote after my first loss.  You can see the influence of Emily Dickinson in the brevity, the slant-rhyme, and of course the subject matter. Losing Lucy   Just as we were meeting, she Slid quick … Continue reading

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Death and Grieving

I have experienced two episodes of clinical depression in my life, and both had to do with death.  Other dear ones had died, and I had grieved, but these cut too close to the bone, and I slipped from grief … Continue reading

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