"There may be a brighter star. But through my eyes the light of you is all I see." -Stevie Wonder The world is one giant, extended family. Like every family we each have different roles, responsibilities, micro-cultures and for some unknown reason, order of rank. Love, truth, peace, freedom, justice are nice ideas but so…Read more I, Wonder
Distinguished 'experts' have written all kinds of books telling us how bad we are. They describe, in graphic detail, all the things we do wrong; how we're mean, selfish, sad, greedy, pathological, doomed failures. Some use humor in sarcastic attempts to help us laugh at our hurtful habits or choices we make that, in thier…Read more Nothing Personal
Trauma informed policy is about restoring Sanctuary from the top down, inside out and outside in as part of healing and preventing future abuse of power. To be trauma-informed means understanding that people have been hurt and will continue to hurt ourselves and each other in the absence of awareness. Trauma-informed care, much like recovery,…Read more Destroying Sanctuary
Aches and a universal rule Perpetual acceptance The welcome mat across the threshold of the universe Greeting, meeting each new day with a yes and know Grace, like the unconditional love from a dog, a god whose perrienial acceptance, freshly joins us in each new moment You're here! You're here! Be here now with me…Read more Forty
Drive this bus home Oprah! We're exhausted!! http://www.acesconnection.com/blog/oprah-calls-trauma-informed-care-game-changing-promotes-upcoming-story-about-aces-and-healing?reply=473769386058571205
Let the midnight special Shine a light on me. Let the midnight special Shine a ever-lovin' light on me- Lead Belly The dream wasn't about a train at first. Regardless, repetitive lyrics drowned out any dialogue as if my subconscious were dictating a script. The Midnight Special was a train that used to pass by…Read more Midnight Special
Quora question: If anorexia is considered an illness, why isn't obesity? My answer: Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels except brownies, pizza, gravy, mashed potatoes, cake, ice cream and life. Anorexia Nervosa is classified as an eating disorder in the DSM; the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Anorexia is intentional self-starvation. In…Read more What the Fork?