Brave

If only it were as easy as getting a vaccine…

By editor / January 28, 2020 / Comments Off on If only it were as easy as getting a vaccine…

On Nov 7th 2019, Jenn Schlecht met her real-life monster for the last time when  she was brutally killed and yet another victim of domestic violence. I am assuming that she “stayed for her child” thinking that she could “fix” the monster. She was wrong. The monster decapitated both she and her 5-year-old daughter. Jenn…

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Peace.

By editor / January 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Peace.

There is talk of war. There is a sense that those who like to wage wars are firmly entrenched in our leadership. Have you seen VICE? The movie about Dick Cheney? He was responsible for the Iraq war. He seemed to love war. I can’t control the warmongering folk in our world. I can only…

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She remembered the car with deep sadness.

By editor / January 13, 2020 / Comments Off on She remembered the car with deep sadness.

She sat in front of me and I could see on her face that a new memory had surfaced. Her facial muscles collapsed, and she hung her head. She was in the back seat with a family member. She did not remember who was in the front. The conversation went from casual to her husband…

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Speaking for the Voiceless

By editor / January 8, 2020 / Comments Off on Speaking for the Voiceless

When we do the work of ending violence at home, we are speaking for people who do not have a voice. We may not want to believe that high powered women are voiceless when it comes to reporting domestic violence. They fall for the same crappy comments that abusers have given for centuries. “No one…

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Happy New Year!

By editor / January 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Happy New Year!

Do you have an air conditioner??? Years ago, a divorced friend of mine agreed that her son could spend a week with his father. She had full custody. The son did not want to go, but the mom thought it would be good for her son to keep them connected. The only thing the mom…

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The timing may be different AND this still happens…

By editor / December 30, 2019 / Comments Off on The timing may be different AND this still happens…

5.00AM She wakes up with haste as she feels him stir. The memory of the violence last night is evident in her aching ribs. 5.15AM She stands in the dimly lit bathroom, trying to see the bruise, but the angle is odd and there is no one she can ask, especially not him. 5.30AM She…

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Who leads? Why not you?

By editor / December 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Who leads? Why not you?

My whole family took a trip to the “Spy Museum” (https://spyscape.com/) in NY the day after Thanksgiving. Three wonderful things happened: We had an extra ticket and gave it to a stranger and did not ask for repayment. She was shocked in the best way. Eight family members had a blast from trying to slap…

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Deliver me from…

By editor / December 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Deliver me from…

I spent 2.5 days with a very dear friend some time ago. Her husband was also in residence during the weekend. I tried to engage him in conversation, trying to understand who he was and what made him tick. “Who do you admire?” I asked. He admired NO one but himself. He respected his religious…

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What a joy

By editor / December 13, 2019 / Comments Off on What a joy

On December 13th at 3pm in Rome, I will have the distinct pleasure of meeting His Holiness Pope Francis. The Pope likes an initiative that I am involved with, that brings empathy and compassion to the worlds schools. Meeting the Pope was not on my bucket list or any other list I have ever made.…

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Grounding Meditation

By editor / December 11, 2019 / Comments Off on Grounding Meditation

Please listen to my guided mediation below…and remember, you are enough. Always on your side, Indrani  

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