Of The Inner Child, Mothers and Compassion …

Knowing more about my mother and understanding her are two different things.

I wish to have known more about my mother. But that will not happen.

She died of gall bladder cancer nearly two decades ago.

Yet as a mother of three daughters I feel that I have come to understand her.

It is difficult

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Of Tough Exteriors, Fear and Awareness …

by Rhombendodekaeder If I knew more about my mother I think I would not be so hard on myself. The little I know about my mother is based on her tough exterior. By tough, I mean her unwavering commitment to what she was doing, and the belief that the way she was doing it was […]

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Of Mothers, Daughters and The Struggle to Live…

Since learning of the death of Whitney’s Houston death, Saturday, February 11th, 2012, I held little patience with those who expressed sincere shock and amazement that she no longer lived with us in the world of life on planet earth.

Even as our elder daughter posted comments on Facebook offering condolences I cautioned her to not become so caught up in what I termed, “…one more example of the media bastardizing a very real and human loss in the effort to make headlines and money…”

On Monday I zoomed in my criticism on the fact that while people may miss Whitney, no one’s loss could compare with that of her and Bobby Brown’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

During the drive to school on the morning of Valentine’s Day, our youngest daughter said,

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My Writing ‘Process’ by Elle Pedersen

My mum rang me for my birthday a couple of weeks ago.

She had found my old intermediate school reports – most of my teachers said the same thing: “Elle is very good with her writing and reading but disrupts lessons in class and upsets her classmates.”

Hmmmm – so basically I’m a pain in the ar*e who can read and write – explains why I write.

Working full-time as a palliative care nurse for the past seven years, I’ve rediscovered my inner-child, revisited all the things I dreamed about as a kid.

I don’t think there’s one single person on this earth that hasn’t felt alone and afraid.

When you are able to describe very intense emotions/feelings that you have felt personally – in any form of literature and other people can relate – that is pretty awesome.

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Event | Anita’s Desk Interviews Anjuelle Floyd: The Reality & Stigma of Abuse and How We Cope – Part II

There are varying types and degrees of abuse, and not only do we define it differently, but we also deal with it differently. Please join me as I welcome Anjuelle Floyd, psychotherapist and author, as we discuss the effects of abuse and how we cope. Interview @ Anita’s Desk

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Event | Anita’s Desk Interviews Anjuelle Floyd: The Reality & Stigma of Abuse and How We Cope – Part II

There are varying types and degrees of abuse, and not only do we define it differently, but we also deal with it differently. Please join me as I welcome Anjuelle Floyd, psychotherapist and author, as we discuss the effects of abuse and how we cope. Interview @ Anita’s Desk

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Event | Anita’s Desk Interviews Anjuelle Floyd: The Reality & Stigma of Abuse and How We Cope

There are varying types and degrees of abuse, and not only do we define it differently, but we also deal with it differently. Please join me as I welcome Anjuelle Floyd, psychotherapist and author, as we discuss the effects of abuse and how we cope. Interview @ Anita’s Desk

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