Thomas Ramey Watson

religion

The times are dark all over the world, and anxiety is high

     I am going to start doing regular Facebook Live Streams and offer online counseling/coaching and support groups to help calm that anxiety and isolation. This way people will not have to come to see me in person but can still get my unique brand of help and support.      I am working …

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MY TIMELY NOVEL (CREATIVE NONFICTION), READING THE SIGNS: A PARANORMAL LOVE STORY

MY NOVEL– READING THE SIGNS: A PARANORMAL LOVE STORY Ted Jones, campus chaplain and English Professor in downtown Denver, doesn’t need more problems. His life has been full of them. More than a few of the clergy seem to think of the church as a sex club, and those who administer the English Department are vipers. …

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Study says thinking about dying can be healthy

Some people think of death as the terrifying thing at the end of the road. But as we know, death is natural and inevitable. So, whether you’re writing your will or daydreaming of how awesome your funeral is going to be, a new study says thinking about your own death can be healthy. More. For …

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The Fundamentalist Christian Chokehold On America

The fundamentalist chokehold on American politics seeks to destroy the religious and cultural plurality on which the country, and the Declaration of Independence, was based. These theological divisions – which pit believers against non-believers, and those who believe correctly against those who don’t – are a major contributor to America’s sharply divided politics. When someone …

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Religion Failed Us—but we Still Need It.

from Samuel Kronen’s excellent essay: To live a religious life, we must engage in a spiritual practice. I don’t think there is any way around this. To remain in contact with that what is beyond ourselves, beyond the domain of our individual thoughts, we must find some way of continually remembering that this connection exists …

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A Growing Movement Of ‘Death Doulas’ Is Rethinking How We Die

“All I can tell you is that from where I have sat there has been a calmness and a sense that I want to be nowhere else but by that person’s side,” Levine said in an interview with HuffPost. Levine is part of a growing movement of nurses, social workers and volunteers who are pushing …

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