To Be Vulnerable: The Invitation

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ To Be Vulnerable: The Invitation By Mary Rives, MS According to Brene Brown, the world’s leading expert on the subject, vulnerability involves risk, uncertainty, and emotional exposure. When we call women together for Circle or invite...

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Why Circle? Why Now?

Ever since I was a “woke” teenager, I envisioned, prayed, dreamed, and worked for a peaceful and just world where there is economic equity, kindness to all beings, and care for our planet where I longed to feel I belonged. This deep desire came from my soul and from...

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Healing Stories got Hacked!

Getting hacked happens. And it recently happened to me and my husband's websites. The anonymous hacker(s) did not retrieve our financial information but they sure did damage to our sites, rendering them useless until repaired. Thankfully, our sites were repairable and...

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Writing with Elders: A Success Story

"It has been a 'journey', a delightful journey, as Mary Rives, MHA, MS, helped me recall and record the many inspirational, emotional, most memorable and loving memories of my life. She has been thoughtful, compassionate, and encouraging as I sometimes struggled for...

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Mine the Past: Turn Back the Pages

In preparation to complete my memoir in 2019, I recently unearthed reams of old journals and notebooks, boxes of old photographs, and other memorabilia from the past that both warm my heart and make me yearn for those I've loved who've moved on. Among the flotsam...

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