Insights and Inspiration for the Inner Warrior

Learning to Live with the Beast Within

I have a beast inside of me. The beast is strong and fearsome and black as the night. The beast dwells in the deepest, darkest regions of my being. Twice in my life it has risen from the depths and wreaked havoc on my days, dragging me down into a wasteland so black...

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Trash Day (a poem)

                     “Trash Day”                                 I The black bear’s got me again. Walked out this morning and there he was, before the men had made their rounds, rooting through the trash the way he does. Tried to run but in three bounds he had me,...

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When A Hero Arrives for Pickup

We all know that both good and evil live in the human heart, because we see varying amounts of each in the people and situations we encounter through the course of our lives. What’s fascinating to me about this is how frequently we see both sides of the good-evil coin...

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Watching the Train of Troubles

I sit this morning during my meditation watching the train of troubles pass by. Worries about my kids. My parents. My job. Things I need to do. Bills I need to pay. An endless train of troubles. They’re all so urgent, every one of these passing thought cars. They’re...

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Coming Into the Clear

Dear friends and readers, My apologies for not blogging recently. I took on an expanded role at my company a few months ago and I haven’t had much time for writing or anything else of late. The job’s great, the company fantastic, but it is all incredibly demanding. I...

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A Peaceable Man is a blog about peaceful living, written from a man’s perspective. If you are in despair, grappling with emotions that you don’t understand and that feel too big for you, this site is for you. Perhaps you’ve been battling the beast of anxiety and depression for years. Perhaps you feel that there is no hope for you, that yours is somehow a special case. Other people get better, but you won’t. You are different. Something about your case, your genes, your makeup. It’s your fate.  Learn more…

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About Jim Kerr

People sometimes ask me: what are your credentials for writing a blog about peaceful living? Are you a licensed therapist? A mental health practitioner? A life coach?  More about Jim…