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Peace with Demons

Making peace with demons

When we have perpetual problems we can’t solve we can call them demons.  We all have them and those that pretend they don’t are lying. Seriously, I call bullshit. Some demons are small but tricky, kind of like Gremlins.  Others are nasty, chronic things like substance abuse or never-ending self-loathing.  How do you deal with these […]

November, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Stranger Within

black sheep, stranger within

Being on the Outside What was it like the last time you felt you didn’t fit in? Was it as a kid at school?  Maybe it was a bad fit in a work environment.  How would it feel to sense you didn’t fit into your family?  For roughly 1.5 million people learning their paternity is […]

September, 2018 | 0 Comments

Brass Balls

Let’s talk about balls, the brass kind. The kind of balls it takes to take your personal issue and make it about them, taking offense to you’re chosen methods or judging your process. Someone I know recently described that experience with a brilliant summary, “It takes some brass balls to do that.” Yes, yes it […]

November, 2017 | 0 Comments

9th Circle of Hell

The Northern California fires of 2017 have been a personal experience with the 9th circle of hell for those involved.  We in California are no stranger to the danger of fires, and being more common than earthquakes – our other famous natural disaster – we are accustomed to dealing with them.  Not this time. This […]

October, 2017 | 0 Comments

Handling Difficult People

Handling difficult people is, well, shitty. You thought I was going to say difficult – surprise! I swear a lot, at least in person. Difficult people trigger stress, which triggers a domino effect of coping mechanisms in our brain and body. Not least of which is the hormone cortisol. It is said that weeks of […]

June, 2017 | 0 Comments

Breaking the Rules

The current political landscape and world culture has drawn a lot of attention to breaking the rules. As a parent I can’t help but feel it’s crazy-making to bring kids up in the world right now where the rules are a constant moving target.  Ways of doing things both politically and culturally are obsolete before […]

April, 2017 | 0 Comments

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