Archive for May, 2010

The Best Way Out Is Through – Emotion in Conflict

By Laura Melton Tucker, May 30th, 2010

Feeling numb is a good thing when a body part is in pain. I know this first hand, or maybe I should say “open-jawed.” Last week, flossing my teeth vigorously before a hygiene appointment, I pulled extra hard and a pebble sized piece of my molar broke loose. Horrors! Later, clutching the arms of the dental chair before getting my new crown, I looked up at my smiling dentist who said, “This shot into the roof of your mouth [Yes! ROOF!] might sting, but you’ll be glad you’re numb when I start drilling.” You betcha. Numb is good. But, when it comes to matters of the spirit, numb may not be so good.

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