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Where it all begins, Part 2

  By Kathie MM As noted in my last post , if people want to move their countries from a preoccupation with war, hatred, power, threat, and punishment to the pursuit of peace, brotherly (and sisterly) love, social equality, justice, … Continue reading

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Where it all begins, Part 1

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By Kathie MM Most children, in this country and much of the rest of the world, have been subjected to considerable verbal and psychological violence, and often physical violence, by the age of two—and it may only get worse. The … Continue reading

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The Conditions for Human Health and Well-Being Reside in the Psycho-Social Contexts of Life

by Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D. “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. . . . A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called games of amusement and … Continue reading

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THE WAR ON COLOR

By Kathie MM My first full-time job was as a long-term substitute teacher of special needs children (labeled “mentally retarded” in those days) at the Dearborn School in Roxbury, Massachusetts, 1963-1964.  It was also my first immersion in the United States’ longest-running wars—the wars against … Continue reading

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