Archive for March, 2009

Practicing Forgiveness…

March 17th, 2009

Forgiveness is a tough concept.  Especially if you’ve been abused, neglected or molested.  It’s hard to even think about forgiveness if you’ve been mistreated by lovers, bosses, so-called friends, or even society (especially if you’re a Person of Color or LGBT).  How can you forgive someone who hurt you so badly?

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Southern Comfort

March 9th, 2009

Have you seen the documentary “Southern Comfort”?  It is a beautiful, heartbreaking, yet ultimately empowering depiction of how a transgender “family-by-choice” deals with life in a marginalizing Southern culture.  We watch as they navigate relationships and the world, while the patriarch of this circle of friends is dying of cancer.  If you are transgender yourself, you might find this a powerful film, watching a group of people with whom you connect.  If you’re simply sensitive to the lives of transsexual folk, you may find the film both illuminating and humanizing. 

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Climbing the Mountain

March 2nd, 2009

Sometimes it’s hard to feel like you’re making progress.  You’re doing all the right things:  Attending therapy, accepting that life has it’s ups and downs, going to your 12-step meetings, living your true identity, or a host of other self-improvement activities.  However, you’re still not where you want to be.  Life continues to feel overwhelming.  Depression, anxiety, sadness or loneliness visit often.

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