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Monthly Archive October 2015

The World Dream – a poem

The World Dream In the dream of the whole world She notes     a pair of red-tailed hawks                     a wedding of white deer             an uproar of ravens                 a terror of coyotes     a pile of wives             a slumber of cellos         an apotheosis of poets                 a maverick of boys     a hippo of…
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Reduce Shame, Enhance Love: Reflections on Self-Love and the Journey to Find It

It was during my second week at Southwestern College, the second meeting of Tuesday’s Psychology of Altruism class, that Ann Filemyr presented us with this lesson: “reduce shame, enhance love.” We talked about feelings of shame and the aching, overwhelming presence it can have in our daily lives. Shame that can continually haunt us whether…
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The Hogwarts of Santa Fe

This morning I was chatting with one of my lovely classmates about our first two weeks at Southwestern College. She said something that instantly resonated with me- “I feel like we’re at Hogwarts!” Thinking more about this humorous comparison to Harry Potter, I began to see more and more striking parallels. We are summoned here by…
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Imagination or Memory? by Beth Lykins

I am sitting here outside The Cottage (the pottery studio) at SWC listening to the sounds all around me. Across the way are the sounds of earth movers as they feverishly work to complete the new Tierra Nueva Counseling Center next door, slated to open at the beginning of 2016. In the distance is the sound…
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Finding a Therapist

How to Find a Good Therapist Here are suggestions from the Academic Council of Southwestern College on how to find a good therapist: Seek referrals from people you trust – ask your friends, social network, fellow students and colleagues who they have found to be helpful. Just because a therapist is great for…
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