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Stepping into the New Year, following my broken heart

This post is named for Alice Walker’s beautiful book, The Way Forward is with a Broken Heart.  This phrase has been ringing through my mind during the past few couple of weeks as a mantra to steady me…

“The way forward is with a broken heart, Mary.  The way forward is with a broken heart.”  

This is partly in response to the terrible shooting of ten children and seven adults in Connecticut on December 14th, but the words had already started cycling through my thoughts earlier that week, after I heard that a client I work with, let’s call her Pam, had a particularly awful experience that left me feeling shaken and wondering how I can possibly help in a world where there can be such pain.

In the following days, I saw Read more