Tag Archives: emotional intelligence

Shift, Part 2

I’ve been living with an income decrease for almost 6 months now. I prepared for the “eventful” decrease with the help of one of my sons who has some financial savvy. I’m on a scary end of this financial learning … Continue reading

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emotional violence

Apparently we women aren’t talking about the devastation of being played as much as we could. We would do well to share this kind of pain more, lest we think we’re alone when we are not. To this day, I … Continue reading

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pain, reconsidered

Pain does some weird things to a person. Over the last 48 hours I’ve moved from contentment to dread to deep discomfort with my discomfort. In the process, I hit a brick wall of fear and sadness. Pretty typical. Depression … Continue reading

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out of place

The other day on Facebook, I wrote about how I feel like I’m becoming invisible. That day the feeling was so intense, I felt as if I might just fade into the desert landscape and blow away. I wondered what … Continue reading

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my blood

My blood comes from the mountains of West Virginia. I came of age in the heart of a city in the Great Lakes Rust Belt. I grew up watching its traffic and its creeks and rivers, walking along the lakeshore. … Continue reading

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the disposable teacher or more griping

I’m older, a woman with kids still at home (who, incidentally, help out in all kinds of ways). I have a terminal degree, as they say. I love how that sounds; it’s terminal alright. Still, there is life after the … Continue reading

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letting go, again

It’s not that I believe nothing good will happen in my future. It’s more that I’m still letting go of all those dreams of the past. It’s not that I’m unable to glimpse other possibilities. It’s more that I’ve spent … Continue reading

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