Evolutionary power

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How to thrive during (and after) this election

“lt’s so bleak” We were hanging out, chatting at the local dog park. We have a little community of regulars, where we know each others’ dogs’ names–though learning their people’s names is a whole, very considered step into intimacy. Our new acquaintance’s little white dog wore a fresh bandana, showing off her recent grooming. “Ever […]

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Feeling afraid of showing your true self?

LGBTQ+ people have given us a unique and priceless gift.  We’ve been beaten, killed, shunned, excommunicated, turned away, told we’re going to burn in Hell, treated with contempt, humiliated. Shamed. And yet. Here we are. It’s one of my favorite parts of being gay. I look at my LGBTQ+ kin and know that, no matter

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The tyrant that is your Reactive Brain

I picture my Reactive Brain as an 8” tall cartoon Napoleon. He’s strutting around with his face in a grimace, shaking his fist up at me, “It’s IMPORTANT you watch out for enemies!” he shouts. “Do NOT relax. EVER.” “One slip-up and YOUR LIFE WILL FALL APART!!” “Are you LISTENING TO ME!?” Some days that

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Real power is evolutionary power

Your presence is your power. Your presence is your freedom . Your presence is your happiness. –Sarah Blondin  Once again, we have a world stage where power and control are the main performers. We witness tanks rolling, buildings turned into rubble, people dying or uprooted from their lives. Politicians argue, with the “strongest” man using

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