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Patricia A. Nugent: One Nation, Under Rage, Divisible

Anger can cause us to neglect gratitude, kindness, and integrity. As we mature as individuals and a nation, it’s our responsibility to redirect anger in ways that lift us and others up, to channel the energy into a higher vibration. To channel the passion of rage into love.

November 20, 2021 · 3 Comments

Dawn Potter| Nocturne: A Marriage

In the ancient night
the vines of summer choke
breath choke memory
blooms fatten and fall

June 16, 2021 · 5 Comments

Connie Post: Iron Will

I still see her, standing there
fastening a floral apron
tripping on the cord of her own life

March 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

Video: Brené Brown on Blame

. You are probably a bit of a blamer – most of us are. But why should we give it up? In this short animated film, inspirational thinker Brené Brown … Continue reading

October 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: Anger

Anger is the last mask before the raw heart shows itself. — Copyright 2015 Doug Anderson

October 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doug Anderson: The Anger of Men

Does the fact of testosterone need a cultural ritual? We think of sports as a healthy way of de-sublimating testosterone but we don’t have a spiritual or philosophical approach to … Continue reading

October 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: A Life of Uncontrollable Urges (or Tourette’s and the Writing Life)

On a recent Sunday afternoon, as I pushed a cart in the aisle between the checkout counters and the racks of men’s shirts at Walmart, the song that went though … Continue reading

August 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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