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Is Mindfulness the Answer to Ending Stigma?

Originally posted on Aligaeta's Blog:
I’m working on my MA in Disability Studies at CUNY School for Professional Studies. In researching the subject of “stigma” I came across information in scholarly journals which caught my interest in the subject…

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Is Mindfulness the Answer to Ending Stigma?

I’m working on my MA in Disability Studies at CUNY School for Professional Studies. In researching the subject of “stigma” I came across information in scholarly journals which caught my interest in the subject of “mindfulness” and wanted to learn … Continue reading

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Shame and Letting Go

A friend recently spoke of me as being Low Maintenance, what he considers to be an attribute. I’ve been pondering this for days. I find myself preferring alone to living with insanity, a respite to those who know me. Should … Continue reading

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Life’s Maze

Since arriving home from Florida my days have been busy catching up in the garden trashing expired crops, harvesting new crops, and doing lots of weeding. While I was away I continued my job search and like years past the … Continue reading

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The Transformation

Just as I was leaving the house this morning I received an unexpected call from my son, Michael the chef. I had nothing planned for the day. I actually slept-in not waking until nearly 9:00 which is so unlike me. I had … Continue reading

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The Compromised Vacation

As my reader’s know: I treasure my family vacations. This being a year of limited means I had booked a camping trip on Cape Cod. We love the cape, having vacationed there many times over the past ten years for … Continue reading

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Picking Up the Pieces

My days have been very busy preparing to move into Fred’s house, taking care of the garden, and the endless job search. In this warmer weather I thought that the physical work should be done early and then later in … Continue reading

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The Mystical Garden

These past 24 hours I’ve been trapping beetles off my potato plants banging them into a chock-full-of-nuts can. Then I had this idea… Perhaps if I sprinkled some fairy dust in the dark of night it might work. I’d try … Continue reading

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Too Much Edit?

I was rewriting a personal essay for my Master’s Writing Workshop. It is a story of financial survival that had a soft metaphor of personal health: physical and mental well-being embedded. I then extenuate this metaphor to be one of life … Continue reading

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A Job, Really?

Surprise! Yesterday, I actually found what seems to be a good local position to apply for of which I am qualified. I’m not saying its ideal but it does have potential. Of course I don’t know what it pays or … Continue reading

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