Is Your Baggage Holding You Back?Written by Linda Reeves
Here you are single again and ready to re-enter big scary world of dating, and like most everyone, you bring along “baggage”. We all have it; some more than others, however, now is time to analyze necessity of that baggage in your new life. No one is exempt. You may have childhood angst over paternal divorce, conflicts with friends and family, or remorse over missteps and lost opportunities. Everyone has a history and an emotional response to it. What matters, when it comes to being a healthy, thriving human being, is whether or not you have deliberately unpacked your baggage.
As you delve into this new world, think about your life and events that put you back into dating world. Maybe it was divorce, a death or end of a relationship, all very traumatic events in our lives, but if you are ready to move on with your life, you must put aside unnecessary “baggage”. Deal with your grief from whatever situation and prepare your mind and heart to accept love and happiness again.
Keep in mind that although someone might say to you “tell me what happened”, guess what? They really do not want to know your life history, simple and to point is enough information. People are generally nice regardless of what you say and yes, it can keep conversation flowing, but keep in mind more you say about “baggage”, you are not creating any sympathy, but merely bringing feelings back to surface. If wounds have not completely healed, take steps to resolve issues that cripple you emotionally and move into a happy and emotionally well-balanced life. This can be approached in various degrees. While we all have our own way of dealing with our emotional baggage, sometimes it is more than one can bear on their own. Seek out counsel of your family, clergy or a counselor to help you confront and deal with issues that are holding you back. By all means to do not sink into seclusion, come out of darkness, join a health club, take a yoga class and never forget power of prayer. Expose issues; sometimes in order to get beyond your past, you sometimes need to get into your past, what went wrong, why did it happen, explore what you are feeling, is it anger, resentment or just simply a broken heart?
Merciless Spouse: Terri's SagaWritten by Soulful-Writer
Terri's husband once again showed magnitude of his cruelty when he denied her parents' and sibling's request to be by her side until her last breath. This man must be made accountable for his cruel and inhumane actions towards Terri and her family. There is absolutely no excuse for his attitude and behavior. His cruelty towards Terri and her blood relatives is unforgivable and unforgettable. Terri's story must not end here. Her husband, assisted by our judicial system, condemned her to a most horrendous death forcing her to die of starvation and thirst. That act alone was of outmost cruelty and evidence of his absolute lack of compassion and affection for his wife.
Even if Terri would have preferred to die than to be kept alive artificially, there was no need to subject her to such a cruel way to die. She agonized for almost two weeks bearing pain of starvation and thirst. Certainly, it would have been more humane to have induced her into a comma so she would not have felt what she must have felt during those final days.
Michael Schiavo has gotten away with this cruel murder with blessings of courts. He is certainly a monster. How much longer is our judicial system going to condone monsters like him in name of our Constitution? How could courts be so blind to blatant abuse this man inflicted on his wife not just during these past few weeks but, at least since she became brain damaged? How could courts completely ignore pleas of her loving parents and deny them right to protect their daughter from this man's cruelty? The courts allowed this man to violate Terri's human and constitutional rights with impunity. He and his attorney successfully turned media and court's attention to a political issue, right to life, when in fact this was a clear case of domestic abuse.