Author Tara Meissner
Author Tara      Meissner

Tara Meissner is a journalist, lifelong story teller, and the author of “Stress Fracture: A Memoir of Psychosis.” She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin — Green Bay and has worked as a writer for more than 20 years.

 

Tara enjoys coaching aspiring writers, leading workshops, and teaching adult learners. In addition to presentations on craft, she speaks on mental health topics to college students, crisis intervention workers, and the general public.

 

Tara’s volunteer interests create and support healthy athletic and arts programming for youth. She believes a downtown is the character of a city and supports revitalization efforts in her community. Tara writes poetry on legal pads and prose in composition notebooks at home and in coffee shops throughout Wisconsin. 

Words, Crazy Words  - a blog

21.06.2017
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Grief Grief, a noun An unfortunate outcome, A disaster. Grief, a noun Deep distress, Caused by bereavement Grief, a noun Do I sit in its sadness? Envelope thy self in sorrow? Grief, a noun Do I screech at the injustice? Curse the taker of life? Grief, a noun Do I deny this final reality? Seek an explanation? Grief, a noun Do I ignore its burden? Turn away from acceptance? Grief, a noun Do I beg for reprieve? Request peace in exchange? Grief, a noun A process, omnipresent.
14.06.2017
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People warn not to worry, yet concerns continue and mount without seeming end. These concerns amass to draw attention. If one is careless, the attention becomes worry.  To worry is to torment oneself with disturbing thoughts; to torment with cares, anxieties. To worry is to trouble or plague.  It is likely true, then, that no good can come from worry. Worried sick and sick with worry result.  Consider, then, worry's antonyms -- comfort, reassure, and trust. Also, if you get tired of worrying, you can always find some work to do. 
07.06.2017
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Stronger is not second place in a race of three -- strong, stronger, strongest. Rather, it is a record of growth. Stronger is a superlative from the root word strong and can refer to physical and mental vigor.   When a comparative adjective is used, it requires one to consider, than what? One must supply the other side of the comparison. Consider the Nietzsche's observation, "what  doesn't kill you makes you stronger." Does this, now common, aphorism mean stronger than dead or stronger than you were before you encountered the thing that almost killed you? As a ranking adjective, stronger tempts one compete to become the strongest. However, the record of the strongest will be surpassed, just as best, fastest, and tallest. Stronger, then, is only for today. Stronger than yesterday, perhaps. Stronger than another, sometimes. Stronger than thought possible is the attraction of trying to become so.   

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