Barbara Emrys

Particles

A friend once spoke to me about constantly having to push a certain memory away, because it caused him so much emotional pain. He wanted to run from the memory, or deny it. Pushing it away was a full time…

Happy Holidays

by Barbara Emrys We’ve come to the end-of-year holidays again. You could say, “Oh, boy, but this year is different…how do we meet social obligations?…travel is so challenging…the fun is already ruined.” You could say those things, and maybe you’d…

The Name Game

by Barbara Emrys This morning, while I was sitting at an outdoor café, I heard a baby saying “blah-blah-blah!” loudly and clearly. “Blah-blah-blah!” Just like that. Her dad was talking to another dad, and “blah-blah-blah!” was what she heard them…

Come Back to This

by Barbara Emrys Hello again! Here we are at summer’s end, caught in the current of an approaching autumn. Maybe your routine has already changed and you’re totally preoccupied with school, career, and the future. Or, after so many months…

The Gadget

from Barbara Emrys Did you ever stop and ask yourself why you’re afraid, even when things are going well? And why do you get so cranky and combative in certain situations? We all accumulate a lot of poison– poison that…

Shock and Awe

This past brought me another birthday, and even more reasons to celebrate. Birthdays are fun; but I enjoy the company of people I love, no matter the occasion. I enjoy little ceremonies of appreciation between people. I enjoy springtime rituals,…