Category Archives: Pain

The gift of pain

Flinch.Duck.Pull back your hand These are all natural reactions to the threat of pain. No one wants to be hurt. So we avoid pain.. We deflect it. We ignore it. We mask it. Pain is nothing new – it got its start … Continue reading

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Stuck in a room full of broken toys.

Last night I sat with a group of wonderful people who were basically, a collection of misfits, walking wounded and broken pieces of humanity. And I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. Photo courtesy jennijumble I’m at the Laity Lodge … Continue reading

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The darkest hour

You never can appreciate the light until you’ve been plunged into darkness. It’s a place where all your fears cry out your name and grip your heart. It’s a place where all the bitter reminders of an inadequate life rise … Continue reading

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A cobblestone road to hope

Get up. Work. Talk. Eat. Sleep. Do it all again.Is today just another day, a repeat of yesterday? Like an actor in a long-running production, I play the same part. I repeat the same movements, echoing the same lines, interacting … Continue reading

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Pain – the gift nobody wants

“Ouch!” Flinch. Pull back your hand. Duck. These are all natural reactions to the threat of pain. No one wants to be hurt.So we avoid pain.. We deflect it. We ignore it. We mask it. Pain is nothing new – … Continue reading

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