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    Trauma Healing

    Saying Thanks

    WordPress recently wrote to me 🙂 Among other things, the main thing they said was: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 500 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 8 trips to carry that many people. 500 times, hooray! That’s 19 countries in all! Most visitors came from Bulgaria. Ireland & United Kingdom were not far behind. What I’d like to say is: Thank you all! I may not know you, or some of you I know well, but I’m grateful you were here. For me. Happy celebrations to you all. I’ll see you on the other side! Nazdrave! Sláinte!…

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    On gratitude

    The idea about this blog post originated around the time of Thanksgiving in late November. At the time the internet space was saturated with materials on gratitude, compassion, kindness and gratefulness. I loved the talks and articles that were coming up all over the media and I enjoyed being reminded of those basic values and eternal truths. In Ireland we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. We get the vibe but we don’t get to organise get-togethers. Which could be good and bad. I know that for some getting together with the family could be a tricky experience. In my own case – my family of origin isn’t around. My father lives in…