• It’s Hard to Witness Pain

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 10, 2010
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    Witnessing profound pain is something I do every day. I've literally spent decades doing it. I've been at the hospital with rape victims, visiting women in prison, with children and adults who have been violently sexually abused and want no one to know who did it, with parents who've lost… Continue Reading

  • The Value of Difficulty

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • July 2, 2010
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    The outdoor amp where lectures are heard at Chautauqua The title of this post was borrowed from a lecture/conversation between Anne Fadiman (who said it) and Roger Rosenblatt who offered the morning lecture together, on July 1st at Chautauqua Institution (www.ciweb.org.) During the nine weeks of the Institution's summer season… Continue Reading

  • Coping After Someone Dumps You

    • Rhoda Mills Sommer
    • April 16, 2010
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    Letting go of someone you've loved can be exquisitely hard to do for many people. If you've been taken by surprise, if you've been misleading yourself about how they feel or if you've been lied to, full recovery can seem just out of reach. It's so human to torture yourself… Continue Reading

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