Author Archives: Carol Merwin

The Most Toxic Words In My World

I have needed a living room rug for 3-4 years and today I decided is the day to buy one. After a couple hours of online shopping I’m hit with a depressing downward spiral of negative self-talk that shocks and … Continue reading

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Poetry Class

I am always yammering on about getting out of my comfort zone and going for a stretch. For an introvert, during Covid restrictions, this means poetry. Something I’ve never done and never thought I’d do. After registering for the class I … Continue reading

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A Fresh Perspective

Was sulking all day yesterday. We have hit the one-year mark on Covid. I miss potlucks. I miss restaurants. I miss vacations and travel. I miss my friends. I miss the freedom to run into the store on a whim … Continue reading

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The Lessons Our Children Teach Us

Before becoming a parent I imagined all the things I would teach my daughter. After she arrived, it only took a minute to recognize she was teaching me. I created this memoir of the powerful spiritual lessons that came through … Continue reading

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How To Give Your Child a Magical Childhood

When I was young, it seemed that life was so wonderful A miracle, oh it was beautiful, magical And all the birds in the trees, well, they’d be singing so happily Oh joyfully, playfully watching me… –Richard Davies, Roger Hodgson, … Continue reading

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Why Write?

What’s the point in rehashing the past, telling my stories once I’ve moved past them? Why am I bothering to reexamine painful periods in my life, what’s to be gained? “Telling your story is a participatory act. It’s an act … Continue reading

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The Trauma of Poverty

Here’s a thought to consider… “I believe those who sink from prosperity to poverty probably come, in the process, to understand what the world is like.”– Lu Hsun, Chinese writer, 1881-1936 I didn’t sink from prosperity, but I did grow … Continue reading

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Looking for Light in the Dark Days of Winter

01-21-2021 We’re well past the Solstice, yet still looking for the return of the Light. What dark days this winter has brought to American dreams and ideals. Across the arc of history, the change of seasons has come and gone … Continue reading

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Mistakes Will Be Made

I am willing to make mistakes. Life is a process of growth, which requires doing things you’ve never done before, things that push up against the boundaries of what you don’t know, which can lead to results that come to … Continue reading

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Sorting Out Some Goals for 2021

What do I want in the New Year? I’m a little late getting started. Here it is January 12th, 2021, a date when many people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions, and I haven’t even articulated mine. … Continue reading

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