Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Relationships

Love That Imagines The Unimaginable

When it comes to pain avoidance, emotional and mental distancing involves our establishing an invisible divide that separates us from those who are suffering. One of the most effective ways to do that is to disengage our best imagination, drawing a line in the sand between us and those who have been thrust into the pain of their worst imagination. Read more

Social Shaming: A Seduction Of Insecurity Calling For Mindful Recall

Social shaming has always existed, long before seeing it play out in public as rawly as we're seeing it now. We are social creatures made for connection, and shaming is a way to gain social capital. By highlighting the negative positioning of others, we secure a more postive sense of our own. Read more

More Than Meets The Eye: When Love Surrenders To The Unknown

Most of us carry a sincere desire to love others well, a desire that often falls short because of a failure to offer careful consideration to the hidden spaces of a person's life. Dealing with the observable limitations of the present, our natural inclination is to neglect acknowledgement of both the power of their unseen past and the potential of their unforeseeable future. Read more