MY WORK ... MY PASSION
• Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist ; Past experiences: Dream Analysis /10 Years Experience •Psychotherapist / Use of Gestalt, Jungian, Zen, Reality and Energy Therapies /10 Years Experience •EMDR • Men and Their Journey: the neuroscience of the male brain, and the implications in sexuality, education and relationship • Women: Their Transformation and Empowerment • ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) / 21 years experience •Ordained Interfaith Minister & Official Celebrant • Social Justice Advocate • Child and Human Rights Advocate • Spiritual Guide and Intuitive • Certified Reiki Practitioner • Mediation / Conflict Resolution • “Intentional Love” Parenting Strategy Groups • Parenting Workshops • Coaching for parents of Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow Children • International Training: Israel & England • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing • Post-911 and Post-Katrina volunteer
MSW - UNC Chapel Hill
BSW - UNC Greensboro
With immense love I wish Happy Birthday to my three grandchildren!
May 22: Brannock
May 30: Brinkley
June 12: Brogan
All three have birthdays in the same 22 days of the year ....what a busy time for the family!
"An Unending Love"
This blog and video is devoted and dedicated to my precious daughter Jennifer, my grand daughters Brogan and Brinkley, and my grand son Brannock. They are hearts of my heart. Our connection through many lives..... is utterly infinite.
"ONLY LOVE PREVAILS" ...."I've loved you for a thousand years; I'll love you for a thousand more....."
Don't it just look so pretty
This disappearing world
We're threading hope like fire
Down through the desperate blood
Night falling on the city
Quite something to behold
Don't it just look so pretty
This disappearing world
This disappearing world
"The degree of our enlightenment is the degree of passion that we will have for the whole world." ~The Greystone Mandala
"The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." ~ Winston Churchill
Kant: "We are not rich by what we possess, but what we can do without."
In “Conversations with God”, by Neale Donald Walsch, there is a warning I think of. I refer to it as the Atlantis passage, and I've quoted it a few times before." As I have said, this isn't the first time your civilization has been at this brink,"
God tells Walsch. "I want to repeat this, because it is vital that you hear this. Once before on your planet, the technology you developed was far greater than your ability to use it responsibly. You are approaching the same point in human history again. It is vitally important that you understand this. Your present technology is threatening to outstrip your ability to use it wisely. Your society is on the verge of becoming a product of your technology rather than your technology being a product of your society. When a society becomes a product of its own technology, it destroys itself."
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Sunday, December 29, 2019
The Joy's of Little Boys
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
"Love" is the longest word in any language.
Undoubtedly, it is the most complex. As time goes on, I discover people and events that enrich me a thousand fold. No, that is not extreme, because that four-letter word is really quite unlimited in its entire scope.
We sometimes meet a human being who evokes feeling in us which we know is not at all similar to any before. Thus, we may experience an increased vigilance. Also increased may be the feeling of tenderness about that human. Also, as a mental health professional, we have at our fingertips a plethora of resources to form a critical analysis of that "feeling".
"Tenderness" does not presuppose an unawareness of the reality of that person. One of the most exemplary photographic sites hails from Portsmouth, Ohio. The work of this artist/photographer displays exceptional awareness of the inner sense of the bird:
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
• Above ALL else! An incredible photograph, by a very special friend! So deeply treasured, more than they probably imagine........knowing that in that very second, he saw the world this way.
•A new person, a surprise in my life. a beautiful human who has been tested by everything possible.......and yet he still stands tall and strong. Is there anything more beautiful?
• Ed Sheeran (esp. "Dive")
• Amos Lee!
• A window looking out on Carolina Blue skies, shiny leaves reflecting the blazing sun....then going back to the #1 photograph above.
It gets hard to breathe sometimes, in receiving ALL of that into my heart.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
You knew this ... as did I. While that song was years from being sung, I never hear it without getting brief tears, and a profound thankfulness for those times....and you.
I remember your calm and gentle confidence. I remember trusting in those minutes. They are engraved in my soul's perpetuity. I can see your face as if it was yesterday, and your movements, your beliefs in this world and life , your silent thoughts so apparent on your face, and your glances in everyday situations which did not need translation. Your gentle acceptance of some difficult situations, simply heroic to me. You gave me much from which to learn in the decades since.
If there is anything I wish for is to "see" you again in the many soul centuries.
I pray you enjoy good health, and inner growth.
PS- Do you remember the day the carpule shattered? That moment for you, I knew, was critical. I will never, ever forget the way you responded to all levels of that event.
Saturday, February 23, 2019
COMMON THREADS by Madelaine J.Watson, MSW,CHT,CIM: James Blunt - No Bravery [OFFICIAL VIDEO]: James Blunt served in Kosovo, 1999. Through this song, he shares the compassion for all those children, and the poignant pain and sadness he felt for them.
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Andrew, Ernest, Jenn Cara, Brogan, Brannock, Brinkley, John J.C., Gary, William (Jr., and III), Rosemary.....as I go through memories, I treasure those who are really still with me every day, in real life or in memory. As I summon back times and events, I comprehend, and fathom, the utter synchronicity of it all.
When I think of each of these people, I am profoundly moved by their strength. Their qualities; the smallest of their facial expressions; their laughter; their burning intensity about life; the depths of their apparent souls: and things they have said.........seem to literally be engraved on my heart and in my mind forever.
I view it from decades as these memories transform. They transform as I do. Each day of understanding life more allows me to see the intersection of their lives with my own. And what I had to learn within myself about their presence evoked.
There is a divinity in it all..........a true Divinity........and these humans are a profound gift in my life.
I'll See You Again
Friday, December 7, 2018
Think about some of the people, events, things that are negative.......there is much about each that give us the real "juice" of Thanksgiving.
For starters the horrific fires in California.......almost unimaginable. They have been/are the size of most of our cities PLUS the city next to us. Sadly, there are hundreds more examples.
On these days, I think especially of children. If you are thinking how you might help, I usually favor St. Judes Children's Hospital.
Another excellent resource is:
Givewll.org/Charity Reviews and Research. There are many charities which are happy to receive a few dollars a month.
I think your holiday week will be much richer as you realize you have contributed to a child's life.