Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Art of Focusing

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  The Art of Focusing 8,8,8,8   To focus on a primal goal, Devoting energies to do One thing to a completed whole, I work the present task ’til through.   This is my present vital need, The thought-form I must daily choose; For scattered thoughts on many deeds Would have me miss the mark and lose.   The world… Read more »

Special Edition – After Gay Son’s Suicide, Mother Finds Blame in Herself and in Her Church

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  In the months after Tyler’s death, some of Ms. Clementi’s friends confided that they, too, had gay children. She blames religion for the shame surrounding it — in the conversation about coming out, Tyler told his mother he did not think he could be Christian and gay. “I think some people think that sexual orientation can be changed or… Read more »

Overcoming Discouragement

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                                                                                                                       … Read more »

Poetry: Still I Rise + Video

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  One source of Angelou’s fame in the early 1990s was President Bill Clinton’s invitation to write and read the first inaugural poem in decades. Americans all across the country watched as she read “On the Pulse of Morning,” which begins “A Rock, a River, a Tree” and calls for peace, racial and religious harmony, and social justice for people… Read more »

Back to school and finding a friend

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  No one is in this alone. There is always someone to talk to. Always. Whether it be a counselor or maybe even an LGBT site. Projects like these give me hope. They help me stay strong. I hope everyone has the strength to pull through and realize it gets better. Because it truly does. —Gloria M. (Brentwood, NH) For… Read more »