Wearing Identities Lightly: Movie Recommendations

Kyle and I watched Pee Wee’s Big Holiday the other day (go ahead, laugh away…) and, surprise/not surprise, I loved it. The plot goes something like this: Pee Wee, initially reticent to leave his town or experience anything new, meets an exciting, rebellious stranger who inspires him to take a solo trip to New York City. Like…

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Reflection in Relationship: Through the Looking Glass

Reflection. What is that, really? It’s a term used pretty liberally in “conscious” talk, right? Typically as in, “Her fear of intimacy reflects my own.” A reflection often illuminates where we’re getting snagged either in how we see ourselves or our circumstances, just like a literal reflection in a mirror shows us where we missed…

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Dear America: How to Make Yourself Great Again

Dear America,   We are now reaping exactly what we’ve sown. Make no mistake: our current embarrassing political/social crisis is no accident or anomaly.   The time for personal responsibility, for reconnection and for revolution is here and now.   But we have to shake ourselves out of our stupor and wake up.   Why…

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Directing the Waves: Who’s Really in Control?

I grew up near the beach and often played a game where I’d stand knee-deep in the waves and direct them to come and go, like a miniature bikinied traffic cop; it was one of my favorite games. The issue? As an adult, I kept doing this with everything in my life and forgot it…

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Who Are You??

For awhile, I was more than a little obsessed with what used to be referred to as Multiple Personality Disorder, now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Yes, it’s a fascinating phenomena on its own, but what caught my attention was the window-on-the-Who-Are-You?-ness of it. Sometimes Reality is glimpsed through rends in the known; DID…

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