"Words" is Tammy's authentically crafted blog, published weekly here and on her Facebook Page, Tammy Ann Winn.  May you be inspired!

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Love Is Worth It

We’ve all heard people say “Why me?” when bad things happen.  I knew a man, however, who flipped that notion on its head and would say, “Why not me?” In other words, what makes me so special that I would…

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We Work or Mine Alone

If you’re a human who has interacted with other humans, chances are very likely that you’ve experienced relationship challenges at some point in your life.  Whether it’s between a parent and child or among spouses, siblings, friends, etc.  At times…

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Empathy and Boundaries

Empathy and Boundaries 

In recent years I have been become more acutely aware of how narcissistic our society can be. Narcissism is essentially selfishness to an extreme. People with narcissistic tendencies feel entitled to what they want, when they want…

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Sweet Dreams 

Last night I had the privilege of presenting online to a wonderful group of women on the topic of “Spiritual Growth through Dream Work.”  I’m not a therapist, psychologist, or Jungian analyst but I am a contemplative seeker who has…

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Building Bridges

This past week, theologian, author, professor, and Catholic priest Hans Küng passed away at the age of 93, may he rest in peace.  His work was a powerful and liberating influence on me in graduate school.  For starters, he appealed…

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Hope and Glory

For this week’s blog post I thought I would share an original poem called “Hope and Glory.”  May you be inspired! 

"Hope and Glory"  Written By: Tammy Winn 

There’s no lesson to learn tonight 

No prison for wrong or right 

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Your Preciousness

Our parents can do this for us as we grow… 

Later on a romantic partner might do this for us, especially while falling in love… 

Children are capable of doing this for us in the simplest of ways… 

And soul…

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Graces Interwoven 

On a regular basis I like to recall times when things have felt really aligned in my life, like a prayer request that has been answered to my delight.  I do this as part of a gratitude practice to remind…

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To Be a Truth Teller

A few headlines lately have highlighted the power of truth-telling.  This got me thinking about times in my life when I’ve had to speak up, despite the discomfort and uncertainty of where that truth might lead.  Truth-telling takes various forms…

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Grateful, Not Guilty 

I have motherhood moments that transport me back in time to my own mother’s care for me.  Vividly I can recall my perception of her at specific moments in time, surrounding an event or stage of life.  She was steady…

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