Jennie McLaurin


From “Designed to Heal: What the Body Shows Us About Healing Wounds, Repairing Relationships, and Restoring Community” by Jennie A. McLaurin and Cymbeline Tancongco Culiat Modeling the idea of working to fully close all areas of a wound, Sister Simone Campbell, a Roman Catholic nun, lawyer, and activist, practices contemplative listening as a way to […]

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A healing matrix

When the one hundredth anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth was observed in 2018, many wrote of his accomplishments, which included helping end apartheid in South Africa and becoming that nation’s first black president in 1994. Some people also reflected on how his efforts were grounded in his own particular experiences. His life was informed both

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Psychologists discuss another sort of compartmentalization, which gets mixed reviews. I’ve experienced that, too. As a child, when a frightening adult repeatedly overpowered me, I detached emotionally. I compartmentalized as much as possible so that at a subconscious level, I did not allow my whole self to become injured. Instead of hearing what was said

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