By Chandrama Anderson
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About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in ... (More)
About this blog: About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and grief and have lived in Silicon Valley since 1969. I'm the president of Connect2 Marriage Counseling. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background in high-tech is helpful in understanding local couples' dynamics and the pressures of living here. I am a wife, mom, sister, friend, author, and lifelong advocate for causes I believe in (such as marriage equality). My parents are both deceased. My son graduated culinary school and is heading toward a degree in Sociology. I enjoy reading, hiking, water fitness, movies, 49ers and Stanford football, Giants baseball, and riding a tandem bike with my husband. I love the beach and mountains; nature is my place of restoration. In my work with couples, and in this blog, I combine knowledge from many fields to bring you my best ideas, tips, tools and skills, plus book and movie reviews, and musings to help you be your genuine self, find your own voice, and have a happy and healthy relationship. Don't be surprised to hear about brain research and business skills, self-soothing techniques from all walks of life, suggestions and experiments, and anything that lights my passion for couples. (Author and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Calif. Lic # MFC 45204.) (Hide)
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An elegantly draped veil, shimmering, pulsing, light
illuminates and obstructs.
I must wend my way amidst its tendrils,
guided only by faith and trust.
Anticipating and oblivious
I burst into the
searing power of god, cleansed,
I face my true self, your wholeness and becoming, our life,
and Spirit, in her many faces.
Lit up from within, I sparkle and crackle
Bathed in the softest, cool water
Our fingertips yearn toward one another
Leaves of birch, inspired by wind
to sing and dance in light and night’s blackness.
Mountain, steadfast in her snowcapped majesty
The call whispers and hollers
Reach for the heavens!
Slowly, surrendering into her waiting hands
lovingly caresses, teases, and sustains us.
At last I am empty, filled with love.
Feet firmly upon the ground
twirling in waves of sparkling diamonds,
eyes smiling, beautiful blue into velvety hazel,
our soul song rushes amongst the stars,
quivering touch, renewal.
My heart breaks wide open, healed
as Spirit unfurls petals of roses
into the glorious scent of home.