Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ruth McClanahan Has Died ***

Shortly ago this was a headline for the day.  So many actors, actresses and well known public figures have died over the last few months.  Rue McClanahan, 76, the sexually liberated Southern belle Blanche Devereaux on the TV series "The Golden Girls," is such a one.  She died of a stroke, after surviving breast cancer and heart surgery in past years.

She was tapped for TV in the 1970s for the key best-friend character on the hit series "Maude," starring Beatrice Arthur.

But her most loved role came in 1985 when she co-starred with Arthur, Betty White, and Estelle Getty in "The Golden Girls," a runaway hit that broke the sitcom mold by focusing on the foibles of four aging — and frequently eccentric — women living together in Miami.

"Golden Girls" aimed to show "that when people mature, they add layers," she told The New York Times in 1985. "They don't turn into other creatures. The truth is we all still have our child, our adolescent, and your young woman or man living in us."

There is much information these days regarding our "child within". Here is a one link regarding the Child Within.  There are 1000s of links you can access to learn more. 
Examining the many facets of our life, layering our psyche just as layers of an onion, is part of the direction one takes to become healthy; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Here is another link you may enjoy. Enlightening.

"We need to take responsibility without taking the blame. We need to own and honor the feelings without being a victim of them.

We need to rescue and nurture and Love our inner children - and STOP them from controlling our lives. STOP them from driving the bus! Children are not supposed to drive, they are not supposed to be in control."
"History has been, and is being, made by immature, scared, angry, hurt individuals who were/are reacting to their childhood wounds and programming - reacting to the little child inside who feels unworthy and unlovable."
                                             Robert Burney, codependence therapist

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