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The Legacy of Attempted Suicide

The Legacy of Attempted Suicide

Looking back on my life, I’m astounded the difference a few words made to my habits, relationships and feelings about myself. Just a couple of phrases, spoken in the heat of the moment, changed so much and resulted in a dramatically different me than I might have become. I liken it to the butterfly effect; according to chaos theory, something very small, such as the flapping of a butterfly’s wings, can result in a hurricane thousands of miles away. These…

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Living on the Bright side of life and fears to be conquered

Living on the Bright side of life and fears to be conquered

Years ago I saw a Monty Python movie called The Life of Brian. A friend of mine, a Monty Python affectionado, said I “had to see it” because it was one of the best movies ever made. He said it was so funny he didn’t stop laughing from the opening scene until long after he left the theater. The movie is funny, in a very uneven, Monty Python way. The ending jingle, a song called “Look at the Bright side of…

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