Category Archives: The Bridge to I Am

Encouragement and empowerment

The Bystander Effect

I believe that the Bystander Effect needs to be considered as seriously as leaving the scene of an accident or leaving the scene of a crime. Continue reading

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Mother’s Day and Mythology

For many children, Mother’s Day is a myth. It is a fantasy; an idea or illusion a child wistfully carries in their mind, but never truly experienced. The population of these children who are older, are the ones who linger by the Hallmark cards for long periods of time: reading and replacing; reading and replacing. They finally settle for some benign message that ultimately says “Have a Nice Day”, but nothing more. Continue reading

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Love and the Long Hot Summer

Sometimes our love-relationships are like the long, hot desert summer. Love can be intense and searing with hot passion. It can include dry spells that leave us, as partners, quenching for replenishment. Continue reading

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Relationships: Disappointment Redefined

Disappointment occurs so frequently in the area of dating and love relationships; a person deserves to perceive it as a blessing rather than a burden. Continue reading

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Anger Management: Pity and the Pedestal

Some people substitute pity and the pedestal for their own legitimate experience of anger at someone’s bad behavior. Continue reading

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My Mother’s Father: A Deliberate and Gentle Life

This Father’s day, my mind does not go to my late father who literally ran himself into an early grave by overdoing anything and everything he did. God rest his soul; he lived addictively and it cost him his life. … Continue reading

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Road to Resilience Can Be Rocky

Attending and graduating from the “School of Hard Knocks” plays a key role in how a person learns to be resilient. Studies show that kids who grew up in adverse living conditions seem to demonstrate a richer depth of resilience in adulthood. Continue reading

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Mothers Know Compassion as the Purest Form of Love

Compassion is very dear, greatly valued and becoming so increasingly rare; people would pay high hourly rates to mental health professionals just to get some. Continue reading

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