Tag Archive | Boundaries

Women and self-love

Women and self-love


Dearest readers, Why is it so easy to love a dog, a cat, a flower, even a dress, a tree but so hard to love yourself? Why are humans so hard to love? Women always talk about looking for love, but love is not something that exists outside of self. The nature of reality is […]

Weeds – a poem


delicate tenacious vine purposeful tight fruits incursion through straight soldiers chemical warfare extinguish diversity for the pleasure competition for carpeted perfection an image which seeks to still the incessant relentless flux death burgeons creeps up the rodents gnaw the dreamhouse dust and spiders cloud the vision control and survival grip and slide cleanliness, so smooth […]

A Letter to Bernie Sanders


Dear Mr. Sanders, I am a single mom, and like many of your supporters, I had to resign from my full-time library job because I was not making enough money to buy food. I was worried I would not be able to send my son to college, and I was starting to accumulate debt despite […]

Friendship


Hello readers, There are many ways to relate to the world and its many planes, material and spiritual. The upheavals we are experiencing as a nation with regards to police brutality, racism, gay marriage are interesting to examine. More than one person has noted that forty or fifty years ago, neighbors knew one another by […]

Terror and Pain: Cultures and Shadows


Hello readers, The other day I was listening to NPR (National Public Radio), and a reporter commented on the irony of the fact that the recent measles outbreak in southern California began at Disney World, a place from which all shadows and darkness have been banned.  The sunny and optimistic outlook seemingly characteristic of American […]

Bullying, Poverty, and Chaos: Are We Ready for Wisdom and Compassion?


Hello readers, Over the last few days, I watched two dvd documentaries.  One was called “Bully”, directed by Lee Hirsch, and the other “13 Families: Life After Columbine”, co-directed by Nicole Corbin, Mark Katchur, and Steve Lukanic. I am also currently reading “Fall of Giants” about the First World War, and “The Rich and the […]

Boundaries and Loving Relationships: Are Boundaries Perceived Like Pheromones?


Hello readers, I grew up in a family where my mother was an all-powerful, all-encompassing force.  You could say that she was formidable.  In French, “formidable” means wonderful and awesome.  I guess awesome can be overwhelming and frightening too.  My father had willingly relinquished his voice and power to her, and my brother, sister, and […]