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Joy of Being

We drift through our days with blindness, repeating the same tired routines. Existence demands action just to survive. We put food on the table and shelter over our heads. In these necessary pursuits, joys get lost, subordinate to necessity, we sacrifice what we desire for what we need. Yet, joy gives life beauty, making everything a …

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Creating Intimacy

We grow, moving through development stages, eventually breaking free of the tethers tying us to our parents. We seek our own adult connections. As mature adults, we can discover a new intimacy—connections of openness. We can be known (and accepted) in concert with knowing and accepting our partner. Not a one-sided nurturing-nurtured relationship but two …

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Love is a Verb

Love is a Verb

Loving is easy when we feel loving. We feel warmth and closeness and act accordingly. Most healthy and a large portion of the unhealthy act this way. When we feel love in our hearts, we pass it along. There is no glory in this. We are just the puppet of a feeling. But what would …

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Engulfment In Relationships

“Let me be,” I cry as he encroaches. “Stay with me,” I beg as my she closes the door. So many suffer from relationships anxiety. Some from intense fear of abandonment; others from fear of engulfment in relationships. We humans are strange. Hounded by conflicting inner-drives, no wonder relationships struggle; the anxiety of engulfment takes …

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Self Deprecating

We condemn ourselves; we condemn others. And we demand the ideal while living in a world of flaws.