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Category: Arts/Healing

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Shadow Tag

Dave:  A good friend and talented colleague in Syracuse, Christine Matteson, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and Mental Health Counselor, sent me a copy of her recent newsletter: Creative Arts […]

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A Sorceress Consultant

Kids instinctively “worry”, that is, feel responsible for their families. Don’t forget that. Children worry about their families. They are trying to help the parents become not only better parents but better people. But their therapeutic methods get diagnosed as mental illness.

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Poetry To Light The Darkness

Please enjoy this poem from poet Thomas E. Kemp My old whispers are ground into dust, The secrets I held onto pass away as I watch, New candlesticks with berry scents trail in smoke, Promising long sentences, of words, instead the draped ones I used before. You come at me with novel ideas and wishes, Begging like the light penetrating […]

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In Praise of Self-Pity

Amy: I love this little post from Alain de Botton’s The School of Life. He talks about the importance of honoring the Baby in all of us. From a personal perspective, my best coach on this matter is my husband, who’s pretty good at letting himself whine when he’s got an emotional boo-boo. I’m slowly getting better at it.

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“The Dangers Of Being Dutiful” from The School of Life

Amy: Here’s another thoughtful vignette from Alain de Botton’s “The School of Life.”  While overly simplistic at times, Botton peers into the demands parents put on  their kids for dutiful behavior, particularly related to school performance. He notes that the source of these demands often stems largely from a place of fear, something I’ve seen over and over again in […]