Survivors' Haven

Author: phila

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A Show for – and About – Survivors

Friends, Survivors’ Haven has been quiet for a while now…partially because much has been shifting in my own life (more ...

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Navigating Anxiety, One Moment at a TIme

Your chest is tight. A lump in your throat threatens to erupt into sobs. Your head is spinning; your heart ...

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Muscle by Muscle, Relax……..

Close your eyes. You are safe. There is nothing you need to do in this moment beyond following the breath….in…out…. ...

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What if… (dare we ask?)

These questions have been haunting me for the past few days…with the sort of resonance that tells me they are ...

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Holding the Place of Life

Last night was a rough one. One of the roughest in a while. Fears for the country and the planet…personal ...

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What To Do During the 11th Hour

I’ve been circling around this topic for months?…years?….decades?…and finally I think it’s time to square my shoulders and confront it, crazy ...

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The Other Side of Reality Bites

One of my favorite bumper stickers reads: Don’t Believe Everything You Think.  It’s one of my rules for living…most of the ...

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Prey, Predator, Witness, or Actor?

Over the past few days, I’ve been contemplating a memory from a very dark time, when I was nevertheless being ...

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Reclaiming the Child

She’s still in there – the child. The one who believed – really believed – that magic could happen and ...

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The Struggle Is the Same

By Phila Hoopes “Everyone’s a critic,” the theatre saying goes…and (nearly) everyone has a critic’s voice droning on in their ...

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