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Self-Awareness &raquo

[2 Jun 2011 | 12 Comments | ]
Chantix: Killer or Cure?

On Sunday May 17, 2009 Sean Wain, age 34 of a Pittsburgh suburb, was suffering from cancer. At 5:30 a.m. Mr. Wain shot and killed his 33 year old wife on the front lawn of their home with shotgun blasts to her hip and to her head. He then shot and killed himself. Three of their four children, ranging in age from 10 to 14, looked out of the windows at the bodies of their parents for three hours. A newspaper delivery person saw the bodies about 8:30 a.m. and …

Child Abuse/Domestic Violence, Self-Awareness &raquo

[28 May 2011 | 14 Comments | ]
Fractured Ego and Finally an Amen

Almost two years ago the call came. My father, then 91, was in an assisted living home. He was dying. His lady friend of almost 25 years was there at his side, as were two of my children. My son spoke. I listened. “He wants to see you, Mom. He doesn’t have long. He said he wants to tell you he loves you.”  With barely a pause and without affect I said, “No. I won’t be coming. Thanks for calling. Glad you are there.” A deep breath. No tears. Stuffed …

Self-Awareness &raquo

[8 Apr 2011 | 10 Comments | ]
The Art of Self-Discovery, or Finding Monet

I do not profess to be an expert on this issue, though it is a journey we all take in one form or another. We make mistakes and forget that forgiveness should begin at our own core. We may have what society deems as success, yet we feel empty. And so the journey of “Who Am I?” begins. I look at life as a garden, though it has not always been so.

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