Zen and the Art of Jungle Living

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Situation assessed. The leak I thought I fixed? I didn’t. Mattress ruined. Pillows ruined. Sealed skylight again. Going to the laundromat to wash bedclothes. Kicked out the coqui frogs. Again. Mosquito coil going. Lily peering out the door at what … Continued

Corey Hale: Blogger

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Aloha, My name is Corey Hale. I’m a Depth Psychologist, a catalyst, the trickster, and a wander woman, living offgrid in my gypsy wagon in the rain forest on the Big Island of Hawaii. I’ve been blogging, pretty much as … Continued

Not Politics as Usual

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Why am I using words like ignorance, racism, sexism, and bigotry? Because whether or not that’s who you are, it’s what you allowed in. You can want change without accepting the unacceptable. This is not about resisting the democratic process. … Continued

Phase Two

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People ask me why I stay. Or why I did it. Or how I did it. By putting one foot in front of the other. By adapting. By rolling with the punches. By not giving in to the jungle. By … Continued

Politics and Daddy Issues

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As a purely intellectual pursuit (as a psychologist), I can’t help but see this election as a series of mommy/daddy issues being perpetuated by the supposedly disenfranchised, and by the untreated survivors of abuse. Childish. Petty. Fearful. All coming from … Continued

Home is Where I Park My Miata

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I woke up with a knot in the pit of my stomach. But let me back up a bit. I’ve had a very quiet time of recovery and regrouping in the beautiful home I’ve been taking care of in Kailua-Kona. … Continued

Tender Again

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I just watched Saving Mr. Banks. I hadn’t until now. It reminded me of things I haven’t allowed myself to ever think of. At first it was just remembering that my dad drank too much. But the tenderness of her … Continued


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I’m not unique. Everyone goes through shit. I just do it publicly. Why? Because I can. Because I’m a healer. Because I’m a catalyst, an adventurer, and a chaos tamer. Because I’m trickster. And because I suffered alone with my … Continued

Soul Rift Revisited

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There was something about me that wanted to bare me down to the rawness of yesterday. I’ve been divesting myself of things in the material world since I was 17, beginning with my life no longer revolving around tv shows … Continued

Soul Rift

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I love you. And honestly, I’m in so much pain, I don’t know how to keep on keepin’ on. It’s not only the physical pain, of which there is a lot, it’s the emotional pain that’s beating me down. It … Continued

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