On April 6th, 2023, I held a workshop on Poetry. I presented an exercise where we write a poem about a chore and then come back to it and make it about something more significant. Like the poem about carrying something heavy and really it stands for carrying an emotional burden. It should not have … Continue reading The Benefit of a Writing Exercise
Writing Is One of the Few Ways to Change
Think of the saying, Trauma gets buried deep. Once down there hidden, it causes more problems, not less. So, we must find ways to uncover it and let it go.
What Part of the Pandemic Made Us Worse
I am one of those people that took precautions during pandemic. I followed the advice from the scientists. Yet I have to consider the ramifications of shutting down our schools and businesses. I see damaged relationship and less happy people. Rudeness and self-centeredness that stems from depression. Make it a given that it had these … Continue reading What Part of the Pandemic Made Us Worse
Don’t Take Me as I am
In reality, people cannot just act the way they want to act and have a relationship with other people. Because we are flawed. We have to work to understand and then care for the other person.
To Don’t List
we are in danger of having an ugly life. In passing an ugly life to our children.
Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow
“Everyone wants to live in a peaceful world, but it’s necessary to understand that what destroys peace is anger and hatred. This is why the long term goal is to create inner peace within individuals, so contributing to a more compassionate humanity.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow … Continue reading Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow
Neurons that Fire together are slippery
Now, our neurons already have these paths.
Trauma is Painting a Car
not giving up is the key to losing that sense of being overwhelmed
Showing the World Through Your Eyes
Poetry is the world through the poet’s eyes.
Poetry Can Bring us Together
Whenever I have a new project, I begin by writing. That was when I made the connection to something I have been exploring for a long time. The essential skills to having a good life. One of those is writing.