Monthly Archives: August 2020
Stop me if you’ve heard this story. Some years ago now, it’s been reported that a student asked famed cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead what she considered to be the first sign of civilization. Her response? A 15,000-year-old fractured femur that had broken, then healed. Connecting hip to knee, the femur is the longest bone in the human body, and when broken, it takes about six weeks of rest to heal — six weeks during which this person would have been completely reliant on members of their community.
What does it say about humanity that our earliest ancestors were inclined to so thoroughly uplift and care for each other in times of need?
Posted: August 18, 2020
If you’ve got a child of grade school age, you don’t need another reminder that the 2020-21 school year is upon us. You’ve been inundated with information for months now, juggling too many balls for way too long, and feeling so overextended that your joints just might pop.
Back in March, a good friend of mine had been right smack in the middle of a semester abroad, living out a dream and residing in the heart of Salamanca in Spain — and then the coronavirus hit. At first, she was hopeful that the threat would be minimal, that she could safely shelter in place, complete coursework online, and finish out the school year before returning home.
I think we probably all wish that had been the case, all around, but it didn’t last.
My husband has thrown me away, no compassion, no love. Hateful. I have spent the last 26 years in various therapies with no help. I want to go Home.
I have been a throw away all my life. No tolerance for me. Apparently I have to pull myself up. People have no time for this. My heart is broken. I don't know what to do. Is there any Health Journeys help for me?