Seeking and Finding Answers at a Labyrinth

Seeking and Finding Answers at a Labyrinth

When a promising relationship ended recently, I knew I needed help understanding what was at the bottom of its tumultuous ups and downs. A trusted therapist-by-day and friend-by-night suggested I read up on attachment disorders, in particular the damaging patterns created by mothers who are emotionally ambivalent toward their very young children. Not anything you would consciously remember, of course,…

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Reinventing Yourself? Go Slow.

Reinventing Yourself? Go Slow.

An editor once remarked after reviewing the third revision of an essay I was trying to perfect, “You’ve rewritten this so many times it’s turned brown.” Her analogy to children who color and recolor the pictures in a coloring book was spot-on. I had tweaked the essay too much. Instead of a simple message that floated off the page, it…

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