The Trials of a Rule Follower

Frank Naugo Blog 4 Comments

I continue to learn things about myself.  At 47 yrs old, I’m sometimes surprised to find there’s more here to discover.   This summer my family and I went to visit my parent home in Michigan.  It just so happened that they were away for the weekend themselves and so we had the place to ourselves.  We were hoping to get one last weekend …

Poems

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The topic of our September 30th Chicago meeting was Cultivating Creativity. Mike Rosen and Todd Adams wrote a couple great poems about their Tribe experience. We Gather- Mike Rosen Under the timeless glow of an autumn moon We gather Not to harvest fields as the thousands who preceded us Around the fire, under the same bright moon our ancestors knew …

Craig Dooley Tribe Men's Group Member

What is a “regular” guy?

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To start, this is a picture of my friend, Craig Dooley. He is a wonderful man. I texted him last night to let him know that I would be writing about him. I think he might be surprised by the huge pic. I met him through the Tribe.  A while back, he wrote this testimonial for the Tribe website: “The …

Creatively Yours

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There are at least as many ways in which parenting is wonderful as it is challenging.   My kids teach me things almost daily (I’m guessing you can relate).  Their wisdom catches me off guard sometimes and I’m stuck sitting there dumbfounded, mouth agape without a word to say.  One of the ways they teach me is with their play.  They seem to have …

The Most Important Work You Can Do Right Now.

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A while back, I conducted an initial therapy session with a family: Mom, Dad and sixteen-year-old son. Let’s call him James. Mom and son sat on the couch, dad on an adjacent chair. The presenting issue was the son’s disrespect at home, and failure to engage fully at school. I always start by asking, “Why are we here?” Mom answered. …

You know what assuming does…

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As I was finishing up a run in the forest preserve yesterday I noticed an older woman walking with 2 plastic bags towards the woods.  Wait, is that my neighbor from across the street?  She was a ways away from me but it sure looked like her.  And, what is she doing with those bags?  Hmm, that’s odd.  I put it out of my mind …

Am I going to start crying?

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Last night I was sitting alone on my back deck on a beautiful summer night and was a little beat down from a long week.  I listened to some soft music (Natalie Merchant) and just sat there.  I began thinking about my mom who died in front of me in a hospital room almost six years ago.  I began feeling …

Just Sitting

Shaun Emerson Blog 2 Comments

I am 57 years old. Let’s say for the simplicity of round numbers, adulthood starts at 17. Therefore, I have been an “adult” for 40 years (damn!). For the first 30 of those adult years, I was a workaholic, mostly overweight, impatient, and selfish. My favorite hobby was drinking.  Then, yoga. This post isn’t meant to be some over the …