In the Presence of Wounded Healers

A “wounded healer” leverages their own experiences of pain and tragedy to help others heal from theirs. Originally coined by psychologist Carl Jung, the term was further popularized by theologian Henri Nouwen in his 1972 book of the same name. Working on a book project for most of 2017-18 put me in the presence ofContinue reading “In the Presence of Wounded Healers”

Light Scattering Darkness

Published in the Austin American-Statesman on June 13, 2020 Darkness and light. Their daily and seasonal dance mirrors our own movements in and about the two realms. This past December in our South Austin neighborhood, some of our neighbors wrapped holiday lights around tree trunks and others draped overhangs with icicle lights. My wife placedContinue reading “Light Scattering Darkness”