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The Difficult Task of Growing Up

"Growing-up means nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger and older, but for them they are still their children." – Toni Morrison...

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Sleeping with the Enemy

In the previous Neighborly Conversations dialogue circle, “Maria” told us about a problem that was keeping her up at night: 36 years of marriage, a couple with grown children, a “common” husband (sexist, with a soldier’s voice)....

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When a Friend Leaves!

It’s so easy to say that someone died, but it takes more than a simple hug to cure it. Any attempts at speaking are inadequate, and their presence vanishes like fog in the wind. ...

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Experience belongs to someone else, until it becomes your own

I’m telling you, I’ve done it before and it isn’t good for you!”  This small phrase, offered with love from parents to their children, grandparents to parents, or between friends, often contains a sense of helplessness and frustration. ...

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The First Love

Interesting topics come up every Thursday during the healing dialog circles of our Neighborly Conversations program. ...

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