Bold writers run the risk not only that readers in general will see right through them but that readers they care about will see them for who they are and walk away. Authors always feel in danger of being abandoned by loved ones. This is a potent fear. ~ Ralph Keyes
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A Writer’s Fear of Writing...
When does action equal inaction?
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When the paralysis of your own fear controls the actions of both mind and body. It is a result of the parasite of years of hindering oneself to speak, to suppress one’s emotions in the hopes of keeping the peace, of not disturbing others around you for your own sake. It is the stake of smashed realities and dreams that falters our sense of responsibility to ourselves. If we spend too much of our lives walking in other’s shoes just to make them happy, the sores don’t appear on their feet, but on our own. These sores fester until they make us unable to move; what was once a conscience choice of peacekeeping becomes a handicapped inability to react and we become wholly dependent upon everyone else around us to make those decisions. Thus, our lack of independent mobility is a result of endless selflessness, to the point of paralysis.
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We all go through those changes of intimate relationships, but what do you do when you run into that one who knows who you were and who you are in spite of yourself? The one who knows you regardless of your closeness (or lack thereof) to one another now?
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A Fragile State
In this poem, I explore the struggle to accept the mercy of the Christ’s forgiveness and salvation in spite of our human state of sinfulness.
How Stress Affects Children’s Brains
“Let’s face it, children are going to experience stress in life; however, the severity of the stress and the available adult support structure within a child’s life can have both positive and negative effects, especially on the child’s brain…..” Check out my latest article to learn how stress affects a child’s brain and what you can do to help prevent and/or reverse the damage.