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Matt Licata on not allowing ‘spirituality’ to shame our needs

This is so important. The blame and shame model is always toxic, whether the more traditional style, or clad in New Age robes. We all feel, and we all need – it’s integral to the human experience. The helpful responseĀ is … Continue reading

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Nathaniel Hawthorne on Expressing love

“Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.” Nathaniel Hawthorne With thanks to … Continue reading

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