Monthly Archives: September 2017


Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” ― C.S. Lewis A parent’s relationship to pain cannot help but be passed on to their children.  Like many of you, my mother’s complicated relationship with pain was passed … Continue reading Pain »

Kindred Spirits

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This sculpture entitled ‘Kindred Spirits’ stands in a Park in the small town of Midleton in East Cork,Ireland It tells the story of how two nations came together in a dark and tragic time and through a simple act of kindness found their Kindred Spirit  The story also illustrates that when I choose to harvest the learnings from my own suffering they become the … Continue reading Kindred Spirits »

On Being Special (by Eileen)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Some people are sadly burdened with having been told they are worthless.  I have the opposite problem. From an early age, I was told I was special.  A precocious and reflective child, who read four years above my grade level, I was “superior” to others my age.  My dad says I wasn’t really ever a child. I was a small adult. … Continue reading On Being Special (by Eileen) »

How I Found My Humor

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumpled swiftly into the dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh” ~ Agnes Replier How my life has been shaped by humor. And to think how close I came to losing laughter forever. As a kid our home was filled with laughter. My dad was a … Continue reading How I Found My Humor »