Friends of the Richelieu. A river. A passion.

"Tout cedit pays est fort uny, remply de forests, vignes & noyers. Aucuns Chrestiens n'estoient encores parvenus jusques en cedit lieu, que nous, qui eusmes assez de peine à monter le riviere à la rame. " Samuel de Champlain

"All this region is very level and full of forests, vines and butternut trees. No Christian has ever visited this land and we had all the misery of the world trying to paddle the river upstream." Samuel de Champlain

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dry Emotional Well

"I grew up with a dry emotional well. I didn`t want to know more because I didn`t know there was more to learn - we didn`t discuss feelings. We didn`t do vulnerability. If we happened to get so overwhelmed by emotion that tears or a look of fear physically breached our tough veneer, we were promptly and not-too-subtly reminded that emotions don`t fix problems - they make them worse. Doing, not feeling, fixes problems." - Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW

"Nobody wants to be around a person that is feeling sorry for herself. Stop crying." - My father