Living the Elements: Metal
Could we take a moment to remember that autumn is not just about grief and loss? Yes, it’s about that too—but it’s also about the beauty, and about what is essential, and what lasts forever inside of us. It’s about what we treasure, and how we keep our treasure clean and polished inside of us. What do you love, what do you value—not just on good days, but when it’s all really hitting the fan? What reminds you of your values, and brings you back into alignment?
That’s what autumn is about—not just grief!
Of course, grief can be a doorway into beauty and transcendent value. But let’s not forget that it is a doorway so that we ...
Healthy Anger, in Autumn
What is healthy anger? That’s an easily politicized question—and I‘d like to disrupt the binary of healthy/unhealthy anger by instead suggesting that we consider anger along the polarity of healthier anger and less healthy anger. This is important for many reasons, chief among which is that anger is a dynamic process, and health is a moving target. Anger that is healthy right this moment will not be healthy after a few days, or weeks, or months at the most—it is part of a transformative journey. It has stages, just like grief. Passing through a stage is healthy; getting stuck in that exact same stage is not.
The most important question in considering anger is, where is it ...