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I’ve had a website on the web since 2000—back in the pioneer days. Things are different now. People have less time to look and there is too much to look at. So, not wanting to waste your time or mine, I will post only things I am passionate about, or that I think may have some positive effect on the person who reads it. That being said, everything written is my opinion. So, as my Reiki master once told me, take what you like and leave what you don’t.


Just Kidding

Posted by Steve Reedy on  March 25, 2020

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Kidding is defined as, “being playfully or teasingly deceptive.” The Oxford English Dictionary says that it is to “make a kid of” someone by fooling them using their innocence and trust.   Kidding In Relationships The foundation of any healthy relationship begins with trust, both in action and word. As a counselor, I’ve seen how “kidding” can harm a relationship, and that the “harm” is often permanent. Since I’ve had several clients come in with issues

Human Footprints

Posted by Steve Reedy on  November 25, 2019

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“Eve’s footprint” is the name given to a set of fossilized footprints found in 1995 on the shore of Langebaan Lagoon, South Africa. The footprints are thought to be made by a human female approximately 117,000 years ago. If this is correct, it makes them the oldest known footprints of an anatomically-modern human.  Your Different Footprints You leave imprints of change as you walk through life. We call these changes, “Footprints.” For example, your “Carbon Footprint” is the amount of

Anxiety: Use As Directed

Posted by Steve Reedy on  October 31, 2019

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The presence of anxiety, of a depressive mood or of a conflict within the mind, does not stamp any individual as having a psychological problem because, as a matter of fact, these qualities are indigenous to the species.” Charles Goodstein, MD, a clinical professor of psychiatry at New York University Langone Medical Center. Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worry. It affects how we feel and how
(Note: This was a graduate paper I wrote in 2006. The purpose of the study was to use a set of age appropriate questions, the answers of which would help me discover which stage of development my interviewees were in as theorized by Piaget and his predecessors. I got an “A,” and I liked how it turned out. Here it is in its original form.  The concept of stages within the human life cycle has been

Transforming Fear

Posted by Steve Reedy on  March 17, 2019

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(Note: I wrote this back in 2004. While my writing style has improved since then, I am still very attached to this, since it was part of four essays I wrote to help me through my awakening. I present it here, unchanged, and unedited. Other essays in this series are listed at the bottom.) Human beings are essentially highly intelligent animals capable of developing abstract thought after being housebroken. Although we conceive and reproduce as

One Response to Just Kidding

  1. Scharlene says:

    Excellent post, Steve.

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