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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tara Meyer-Robson on Thursday. 5 Replies

I've added three articles and one discussion, all with no reply or feedback!  Has something changed?  In the past, replies and feedback were always prompt!Thanks,TessContinue

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Started Oct 10 0 Replies

I have added three articles, and one discussion comment - all with no replies or feedback!    Has something changed?  Int he past, both feedback and replies have been quite prompt!Thanks,TessContinue

I'm not getting any feedback or responses!

Started this discussion. Last reply by 2yrspfy29hfta Oct 10. 1 Reply

Hello!I've submitted three articles with no responses, and started a discussion with no replies!  PLEASE tell me - what has changed?  In the past, feedback and replies have been very prompt!  Are my…Continue

Has something changed?

Started Oct 6 0 Replies

I'm wondering if I missed a change!   In the past, when I submit an article, I would get an e-mail from an editor within 1 - 2 weeks.  At this point, I have submitted three new articles, and I…Continue

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Tara Meyer-Robson replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'No reponse!'
"Hi all -  It seems like Kristi - who was the new editor - is also gone? Here profile looks inactive and she doesn't respond to messages. Are we supposed to reach out to someone else for feedback when we post an article? I  don't…"
Thursday
Lisa Shaw replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'No reponse!'
"Hi, Tess.  I did add some feedback a couple of weeks ago. Please check and see that you received it. I made some revision suggestions and would be happy to discuss them with you."
Oct 30
Lisa Shaw commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'No Title'
"Hi, Tess. Thank you for your submission. I think you are on to something but it still needs tweaking and I'd be happy to work with you on this.  It needs a title.  I love the focus on archetypes and I would start with that.  I…"
Oct 16
Lisa Shaw commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'Tools for Recovery: What do Addicts Use?'
"Hi, Tess. Thanks for this article.  While the content is of course valuable, I'm concerned that this is all common knowledge to most people, and it would be great if you could slant it a bit to show what the non-addict could learn and…"
Oct 16
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'No reponse!'
"Thanks for the response!  I'm sorry for the multiple entries - I keep getting a "time out" message when I try to submit a comment!   I've been blaming my slow computer for that - but I now hear that is on your…"
Oct 11
Omtimes Media replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'No reponse!'
" Evidently, no one has been here, and I apologize for that Tess.  Kathy Custren is no longer with us, and Regina and Lisa are reeling from the Hurricanes and Earthquakes.  I do  I  just instructed our new gal to answer the…"
Oct 10
Tess Pender posted an Article

Tools for Recovery: What do Addicts Use?

ABSTRACTExamines some of the tools learned in 12-Step programs, and explores what they teach and why they are effective.ARTICLERecovering addicts who attend Twelve-Step meetings frequently dramatically change their lives.  What makes “The Program” so effective?  A group of people all facing the same challenges, who meet and share their experiences without judgment or comment is an extraordinarily safe space that encourages  reflection and self-examination, and provides a supportive environment…See More
Oct 3
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Hi, Kristi, Okay, I completely deleted the original, along with all the media, and created a new one.  I am HOPING it works!   I may have diagnosed the problem - I may have screwed up and pasted a word file, rather nthan an Notebook…"
Sep 23
Tess Pender posted an Article

Abstract:   Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes …

Abstract:  Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes for the human soul and Divine Love.ArticleIn 1974, the film “Man of La Mancha” was released, telling the story of the very nearsighted Don Quixote, who mistakes windmills for attacking giants and renames a local tavern slut, Aldonza, (played by the gorgeous Sophia Loren) his “Lady Dulcinea”.  Don…See More
Sep 23
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Thanks,  Kristie! I've spent literally HOURS on this,using the editor required.  I must have corrected it five separate time!  I'm very reluctant to start again with NO understanding of what went wrong!  I used the…"
Sep 23
Tess Pender replied to Tess Pender's discussion 'Need help on a submission, please!'
"Hi, Kristi!  Thanks for your response!  The one that is driving me nuts is titles "What Does Spirit See When She Looks at Me?" If you can figure out what I'm doing wrong, that would be wonderful!  I included lyrics in…"
Sep 23
Tess Pender posted an Article

What’s wrong with Miracles?

Abstract: Explores a classic “philosophy of religion” paradox regarding the qualities of God.  Examines whether a beneficent God would (or could) allow miracles.  Argues that the existence of a miracle would prove that God is not all-good, since one miracle would involve ignoring pleas from equally deserving supplicants.ArticleRecently the Catholic Church named Mother Teresa a saint.  She met all the Church’s criteria for sainthood, including having performed several miracles.  How could anyone…See More
Sep 22
Tess Pender commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'Be Immune to Praise and Blame'
"thanks, Lisa!"
Jul 3
Lisa Shaw commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'Be Immune to Praise and Blame'
"Thanks, Tess. I enjoyed this! Sending on to the publishers!"
Jul 3
Tess Pender posted an Article

Be Immune to Praise and Blame

ABSTRACTExplores the dangers of praise and blame to the helping professions.  Explains the seductiveness of praise, and describes the daily practice taught in twelve step programs used to avoid falling into addiction to people-pleasing.  Includes several slogans useful in avoiding internalizing praise or blame/ARTICLENewly ordained Ministers are warned to never listen to the comments at the end of a service.  After delivering a sermon, the Minister stands at the door of the sanctuary and says…See More
Jul 2
Kathy Custren commented on Tess Pender's blog post 'What Shall We Tell the Children?'
"There were changes made recently, Tess. When you click, you ought to be able to get to the website copies of everything in the issue. However, the eZine (flip book) versions are now under a payment portal at either iTunes or Amazon/Kindle.…"
Jun 5

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Tess Pender is an Ordained Interfaith Minister. Her spiritual practice began when she attended Native American Sweat Lodges under the guidance of a Medicine Women, and continued with a series of Vision Quests. She led the Teen Spiritual Education Program for four years at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment in Santa Clara, Ca. She practices various Earth-Centered Spiritual systems, and co-founded two Wicca-inspired groups, one female and one co-ed.
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Tess Pender's Articles

Tools for Recovery: What do Addicts Use?

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 3:13pm 1 Comment

ABSTRACT

Examines some of the tools learned in 12-Step programs, and explores what they teach and why they are effective.



ARTICLE

Recovering addicts who attend Twelve-Step meetings frequently dramatically change their lives.  What makes “The Program” so effective?  A group of people all facing the same challenges, who meet and share their experiences without judgment or comment is an extraordinarily safe…

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Abstract:   Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes …

Posted on September 23, 2017 at 5:38pm 1 Comment

Abstract:  

Explores how Spirit views us, how we are seen by the Divine.  Describes God’s love as it is expressed in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and shows how Don Quixote and Aldonza are archetypes for the human soul and Divine Love.



Article

In 1974, the film “Man of La Mancha” was released, telling the story of the very nearsighted Don Quixote, who mistakes windmills for attacking giants and renames a local tavern slut, Aldonza, (played…

Continue

What’s wrong with Miracles?

Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:35pm 0 Comments

Abstract:

Explores a classic “philosophy of religion” paradox regarding the qualities of God.  Examines whether a beneficent God would (or could) allow miracles.  Argues that the existence of a miracle would prove that God is not all-good, since one miracle would involve ignoring pleas from equally deserving supplicants.



Article

Recently the Catholic Church named Mother Teresa a saint.  She met all the Church’s criteria for sainthood,…

Continue

Be Immune to Praise and Blame

Posted on July 2, 2017 at 3:25pm 2 Comments

ABSTRACT



Explores the dangers of praise and blame to the helping professions.  Explains the seductiveness of praise, and describes the daily practice taught in twelve step programs used to avoid falling into

addiction to people-pleasing.  Includes several slogans useful in avoiding internalizing praise or blame/



ARTICLE



Newly ordained Ministers are warned to never listen to the comments at the end of a service.  After delivering a sermon, the Minister stands…

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