Tuesday, September 02, 2014
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Sue Bergeson's Posts

Everything Has Its Season

  For the past several months, I've been unconsciously singing a song called "Corner of the Sky" from the musical Pippin. I'm not sure anyone remembers this song, but some of the lyrics read:   Everything has its season;Everything has its time.Show me a reason and I'll soon show you a rhyme.Cats fit on the windowsill;Children fit in... Read moreChevron

Sometimes We Make It Harder Than We Have To

  Zen Question and Response The students of Tibetan Buddhist Kalu Rimpoche and those of Providence Zen Center founder Seung Sahn arranged for the two Zen masters to meet and engage in dialogue. When Seung Sahn arrived, he picked up an orange, held it in front of Kalu Rimpoche, and asked, "What is this?" The students awaited an insightful... Read moreChevron

The Sound of Music

  What do Sting, James Taylor, Bobbi Brown, Judy Collins, Axel Rose, Rosemary Clooney and DMX all have in common?   They all live(d) with depression or bipolar disorder. Music plays an important role in the recovery journey for many of us. Some of us have certain songs we play to manage our depression, help energize us, calm us down... Read moreChevron

What Can We Learn from Others?

"I'd overcome a problem with drinking long ago-I hadn't touched alcohol in 18 years-but the pain was so unrelenting, I found myself drinking again. If you're in constant pain, you'll do anything. It just wears you down." --Ron, living with arthritis   "Finally, I began to realize the underlying problem: these doctors were not really... Read moreChevron

Talking About Therapy

"When the bird and the book disagree, always believe the bird."--James Audubon (1785-1851)   I was on a phone meeting the other day (I know you're shocked to hear this—it seems to be all I do!) and found myself being confronted by a well-meaning health care professional trying to teach me the correct way to talk about the... Read moreChevron