Saturday, November 19, 2016

In my last post I talked about how I am using walking as one way to find serenity in my life. You can read that here. I am also working on other ways to find serenity.

We are living in a chaotic time, and finding a place of serenity in the chaos can be difficult. 

I do not write about politics on this blog, but I will say that there will never be a place in my life for any kind of bigotry and I do not have any tolerance for prejudice. 

Also, my focus of interest, as a counselor and beyond, is women's issues. I feel like I have let my blog slip away from that focus and I want to bring it back.

Women's lives are very complex. We wear many hats and we have many different parts of our lives, but I believe all of our lives are intertwined and that it is important for us to be supportive of each other. 

Lately, I have been wondering how we manage to keep doing that when there is so much divisiveness in our society. 

How, as women, do we help to bring about a sense of serenity for ourselves and for those around us?

How do we put aside our differences and find the center of who we are as women?

I realize that we will never agree on all of the issues we face in our country, but I do believe that we all want peace for our families. I believe that women will be the peace makers. 

With all of that in mind, I am going to spend time digging into my own core beliefs and sharing some of my thoughts here. 

I would love to hear your thoughts, but I do ask that we are all respectful. That we don't make this about politics, but about what we want for ourselves as women. 

Sending you all love.
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  1. Hello Laura. I always love your posts. Like you, I try very hard to steer away from politics on my blog. However, we are in turbulent times and we, at times, must speak out. I feel exactly like you that there is no place in our society for hatred, for prejudice because of one's orientation, skin color or religious affiliation. What a sad society it would be if everyone thought all of that was okay. I look forward to any posts you put on your blog. May we all support each other in these dark, scary days. Susan

    1. Thanks, Susan. I hope that we are able to rise above the hatred and bigotry. I don't want my grandchildren to live in a world where that is seen as ok.

  2. I just want peace. And I want women to support one another.

  3. This is wonderful Laura. I think you are right on with women just wanting peace and safety and good lives shared by all. I like to stay away from religious and political statements and stick to what we really want deep down inside our hearts and minds. Thanks for sharing your blog with all of us to share our ideas too.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

  4. Walking has worked for me, for a long time. A great way to destress after a long day of teaching!

  5. I refuse to get drawn into politics on my blog, too. I think that my political decisions are based on my investigations of the issues and I figure that other people are smart enough to do the same thing I do and form their own opinions.

    I do think we are the peacemakers and that we usually seek serenity. I know I do and I know that you do, too. Life is stressful on so many levels that it is good to seek solace wherever we can. xo Diana

    1. Yes, it is good to seek solace wherever we can, Diana. No one ever said that life would always be easy. :)

  6. I want to make many people aware of the LGBTQ community and support the trans community.

  7. inspirational writing .
    hope for the best for the woman for the humanity

  8. I made a simple comment about the election on my blog and got quite the earful from a reader...suffice it to say, I'm with you. xo


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