Healing America’s Narratives: The Inevitability of the Current Mood of the United States

Photo © by tom coe on Unsplash Part of a series, this essay explores the inevitability that surfaced amid the research for and writing of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Now available. If we begin with Jamestown, Virginia in 1607 and work our way forward through each day since then, especially those days not includedContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: The Inevitability of the Current Mood of the United States”

Healing America’s Narratives: Who Are My People?

Photo © by Brittani Burns on Unsplash Part of a series, this essay explores a subheading from Chapter Eleven of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Now available. Who Are My People? In the perfectly integrated, comprehensive, inclusive, and balanced universe in which most of us do not (think we) live, we can hearContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: Who Are My People?”

Healing America’s Narratives: What Am I Not Seeing?

Part of a series, this essay explores a subheading from Chapter Eleven of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Now available. In our previous three inquiries into subheaders from Chapter Eleven, “So, Now What?” we explored identity, story, and impact. Here we’ll consider what any one of us — or millions of us — mightContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: What Am I Not Seeing?”

Healing America’s Narratives: What’s My Impact & What Impacts Me?

Part of a series, this essay explores a subheading from Chapter Eleven of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Now available. What’s My Impact & What Impacts Me? What’s my impact — what’s the nature of the wake I’m leaving as I swim, paddle, sail, or otherwise make my way along theContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: What’s My Impact & What Impacts Me?”

Healing America’s Narratives: Everything Is a Story

Part of a series, this essay explores a subheading from Chapter Eleven of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Now available. Everything Is a Story Note your immediate response to this premise. Is it, ‘What do you mean — please explain?’ or, ‘Bullshit…?’ or ‘Du-uh, tell me something I don’t alreadyContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: Everything Is a Story”

Healing America’s Narratives: Who Am I, Really?

Part of a series, this essay explores a question raised in Chapter Eleven of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Now available. Who Am I, Really? If you’re sure you know and are ready to dismiss the question, what follows may be a waste of your time — or exactly whatContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: Who Am I, Really?”

Healing America’s Narratives: An Overview

Part of a series, this essay breaks from those that precede it and offers a “one-stop” overview of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Now Available. Healing America’s Narratives presents the case that the mood of the United States of America in the third decade of the 21st century is inevitable whenContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: An Overview”

Healing America’s Narratives: So, Now What?

This essay is adapted from Chapter Eleven of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow. Available now. Photo by Brittani Burns on Unsplash First, remember (or notice for the first time) that you have a body. Notice that you are breathing, and keep your attention there for a minute or so. IntentionallyContinue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: So, Now What?”

Healing America’s Narratives: How One Guy Unwittingly Invites Us to Heal

This essay is adapted from Chapter Ten of Healing America’s Narratives: the Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow — Now available. Healing America’s Narratives’ exploration of our collective American Shadow began as a brief essay in September 2016, which made the case that the Republican candidate for the presidency, all by himself, embodied America’s Shadow elements — ignorance, arrogance, fear, bigotry,Continue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: How One Guy Unwittingly Invites Us to Heal”

Healing America’s Narratives: Bullied, Woke, & Canceled in the Polarized State(s) of America

This essay is adapted from Chapter Nine of Healing America’s Narratives: The Feminine, the Masculine, & Our Collective National Shadow — Now available. An earlier version of this piece, which was a precursor to Chapter Nine, appeared in April 2021. In its healthiest manifestation nowadays, being and/or staying ‘woke’ refers to becoming aware of social justice issues that need to be addressed,Continue reading “Healing America’s Narratives: Bullied, Woke, & Canceled in the Polarized State(s) of America”