Weeds down, strength up
Mel’s Monday Musings: December 10, 2018
Where "compassion requires action" came from...
Mel’s Monday Musings: December 3, 2018
Welcome to my "virtual front porch," y'all.
An Inside Look at Phobias: More Than Fear
A detailed accounting of a triggered phobia event
Loki’s Story: Beginnings in Endings, Holding On and Letting Go
(Loki's story has been heavy on my mind lately because my 13-year-old Shih Tzu may push me into a very difficult decision within the next week or two. I'm 34 and I've never had to decide if it was "time" for a beloved pet to leave. It would hardly be the first time I couldn't … Continue reading Loki’s Story: Beginnings in Endings, Holding On and Letting Go
I'm sorry I haven't posted any cute anecdotes and stories from Germany yet. I've been so thought-jumbled, so clogged up word-wise with all of the current events that it's been easier to be silent. It is easier to stay quiet than to speak out about things that need to change, to push back against the … Continue reading Dragging Voices
Numbers, People, and Empathy Fatigue
I've had something on my mind for a while, but I found an article that puts the general point much more eloquently (and from a more riveting source) than I am able. We are inundated with news about suffering people in large numbers, and after a while, we can become desensitized to all of it. … Continue reading Numbers, People, and Empathy Fatigue