A Lot of Tenderness

Despite what appears in the daily news, tenderness is unfurling itself upon the landscape. On my answering machine is a sweet message that I have saved since Thanksgiving, 2010. The message goes something like this. “Hi Gwamah…” It’s the soft drawl of Elias, my then two and a-half-year-old grandson. “Hi Grandma,” repeats Elizabeth, my daughter, in her beautiful, clear voice. “We hope you’ve had a very happy Thanksgiving. We miss you.”...

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Treating Depression Holistically

Depression is an all too common experience for us, even though we are loathe to admit it. When the blues set in (darker mood, low energy, hopelessness, sleep irregularity, changes in appetite, impatience, angry outbursts, emotional numbness, wanting release from all the pain, etc.), we know we’ve “got it.” For those suffering with more severe episodes, medical intervention may be necessary. For most of us, muddling through...

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