Thinking About Hatred in a New Way

  By Marla Estes, M.A., The School of the Examined Life Hatred is one of our most taboo emotions, yet, like anger, it is a normal feeling. Anger, for example, has come out of the taboo closet in the past several years, and is now recognized as natural, potentially healthy and useful if channeled consciously, […]

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Community Conversations at AIFF

“We need to see ourselves projected in other members of our species to, in turn, understand ourselves. Cinema is that mirror. It is a bridge between the others and us.” ~ Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Director) Have you ever wanted to have a place to discuss a film with others after watching it? The Ashland Independent Film Festival […]

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EXPLORING THE UNLIVED LIFE

Many of us arrive at mid-life with a sense of wistfulness, or even regret, for the road we haven’t taken. Robert Johnson, in his book Living Your Unlived Life, writes, “When you choose one thing, you always ‘unchoose’ something else. The unchosen thing is what causes the trouble. If you don’t do something with the […]

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I Used to Turn Heads

I used to turn heads. There’s freedom in not anymore. But coming to this freedom was a long road of weaning and sadness and mourning. The process began when I was around 50. That’s when I noticed that I wasn’t getting the same response from men that I used to. Being pretty enough is a […]

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