Whether we are forgiving ourselves or another, it is our most important work

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Most of us have experienced the sorrow of doing something that causes another pain. Some of us have even lost others to estrangement when our actions were hurtful. We have regrets and shame. The dilemma then becomes, do we forgive ourselves, or chain ourselves to the hurtful thing we did…

I don’t feel safe in the world anymore

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Today, my neighbors put up a flag that says “F*%k Biden.” I also saw a truck this week with the same message emblazoned across its side not with spray paint, but professionally done. This guy felt this message so strongly he paid big bucks to get it painted on his…

I didn’t sign up to clean up cat vomit all the time

My cats looking adorable — Photo by Beth Bruno

I can’t count how many times I am awakened at 5:00 AM by the sound of my cat retching in my bedroom. I don’t even want to count the number of times I have swung my feet off the bed into a pile of cat vomit. Or walked in the…

Some hearts just want to be home

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Stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest. — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I grew up in the 60’s and 70’s when women were fighting hard for greater personal freedom and demanding the same rights and opportunities as men were afforded. The women’s liberation movement brought millions of…

Knowing life is uncertain, I remind myself to look up and be here while I can

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It has been 563 days since the world shut down. Even longer since the first murmurs of a pandemic, a deadly disease, a life-altering global event pierced our consciousness. And here we are, still dealing with the fallout of the coronavirus and Covid-19. I remember when we all thought it…

Beth Bruno

Human learning to be human. Writing in hopes of getting there.

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