Monthly Archives: February 2018

Why I Love Sobriety (by Marsha)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn The following is an edited version of a post originally published February 11, 2017. I’m Marsha, and I’m not an alcoholic.  On the face of it, this is my story. When I got together with Pat, he had 10 years of sobriety.  I was in love, and in the space of a heartbeat, I decided to become a non-drinker.  I had … Continue reading Why I Love Sobriety (by Marsha) »

Beyond Prejudice

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn     I’ve been asking myself where exactly does prejudice come from. Inherited insecurities? Superiority complex? Prejudicial teaching? In 1954 Gordon Allport linked prejudice to categorical thinking claiming prejudice was a natural and normal process for humans. According to him, “The human mind must think with the aid of categories…once formed categories become the basis for prejudgement. We can’t possibly avoid … Continue reading Beyond Prejudice »

Call Your Friends

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This past holiday season was marked by many things.  It was the first holiday shared in the home of our son and his family, the first holiday season in 27 years in the Pacific Northwest, and the first Christmas in decades celebrated in our own home.  It was also a rare, but gorgeous, white Christmas in the Seattle area. And yet … Continue reading Call Your Friends »

A Sober Thought on Mental Health

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   Are you familiar with the sound of silence? The pain associated with mental anguish in all its forms often feels unspeakable.  I’ve come to think of mental health and mental illness as two ends of a continuum on which we all find ourselves.  Our place on the continuum may shift throughout the course of our lives, and hopefully, we can … Continue reading A Sober Thought on Mental Health »