Posts by Dr Benna Sherman

Freedom

“Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.”—John Lewis…

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RBG

posted by Jill Squyres PhD 9h  · Thanks to my dear friend Alan Goldberg for this lovely #rbg post: There are a few posts going around reminding folks that since RBG is Jewish, the proper thing to say about her passing is “May her memory be for blessing,” which is true, but I wanted to…

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on Shame

(I did not write this and don’t know who did. It was shared with me by a patient, and I thought it deserved to be more widely shared.) shame never tells the truthit tells you you are not good enoughthe truth is you areit tells you you have to be perfectthe truth is you don’tit…

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Thoughts for a Pandemic

If you can sit quietly after difficult news; if in financial downturns you remain perfectly calm; if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy; if you can happily eat whatever is put on your plate; you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink…

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Listening to Understand

When he did pause and she did speak, it became obvious that she had been waiting to make a point but had not particularly listened to anything that he’d said. Frustrated by this, Liam waved away what she was trying to tell him and tried again to speak over her. Each time, eventually, they both…

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Fear

“Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her the instructions for the battle. The day arrived. The…

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