Posts tagged Writing

To offer solutions or not?

“ix625” or “ix” noted via comment (in regards to my post about “passion” ) that I could try offering solutions. I appreciate this feedback because it helps me to determine what people reading my blogs want, or conversely, what people perceive my blogs to mean.

One of the reasons I ask the questions I do, is to encourage or stimulate dialogue – a forum for discourse about comment interests and themes specifically related to existentialist themes and/or social relations.

My reasoning here is that although I have training and education in relation to the above-noted matters I cannot conceive of myself as an expert in isolation from the commentary of others (Paulo Freire speaks of this paradox).

This is not to say that I won’t offer solutions in the near future!

Finally, I am grateful for any responses to my posts that relate to the subject matter…thanks to all who have commented so far!

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Citing theorists

I am still new at blogging and am trying to be reflective in the learning process. In going back and reading my blog about “social support” I realized it would have been prudent to cite or reference some of my ideas…ergo…Emile Durkheim’s works, and Paul Freire works are two of my favourites and offer a foundation for some of my ideas. However, they are male writers/theorists and I write from a female perspective (but not only for women) so another favourite lately is a book edited by Marjorie Griffin Cohen and Jane titled  “Public Policy for Women.”

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Finding passion/meaning in Life

How does one get moving again when one has lost momentum in life? When the ho-hum of the day/week/weekend turns into greyness? When the trivialities of every day life take over, and chaotic moments interfere with an ability to stay focused?

What happens when a person knows she/he is blocked creatively; yet, nothing moves that person enough to shift the mood or state of being?

Responses appreciated!!

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