Month: August 2018

Happy Birthday to You, The Gift is Mine

Narc Love I stood naked. Vulnerable, Exposed. You told me What I wanted to hear. Called me beautiful. Saying: I love you. Then, you left. Called me crazy, Used my secrets Against me, Accepted no responsibility. This, when just a week ago, You slept…

Raindrops: Poems Inspired by Rain

Over the years, I’ve written quite a few poems inspired by rain. Rainy days often can provide the perfect backdrop for writing as its difficult to get out and do your normal routine.  It’s easier to cuddle up with a blanket and hot cup…

The Endless Pursuit of Preoccupation

I’ve spent years fruitlessly searching for something more, often by engaging in tumultuous relationships, reckless endeavors, and high intensity jobs.  These spaces were fraught with tension, intrigue, drama, and suspense and would hold my attention for a time. Looking back, one of my unhealthy…

Because We are All Alone, “You Are Not Alone”

asatomā sadgamaya tamasomā jyotir gamaya mrityormāamritam gamaya Oṁ śhānti śhānti śhāntiḥ The above is a chant I learned from my Yoga Therapist that has helped me.  It is roughly translated as:  From ignorance, lead me to truth; From darkness, lead me to light; From…

Bipolar I: The Suffering, The Stigma, and The Shame

That’s me above and my pup, Gracie.  This was about 2 years ago while I was still working.  I was living in Seattle, WA.  And, trust me, was severely anxious even in this picture!  I’m currently waiting to be approved for SSDI and hope…

Shattering the Silence: Speaking out Against Sexual Assault

*This content has the potential to be triggering for some.  It deals with issues of sexual assault and child molestation. There will be a day in the distant future when such a strong framework of laws and protections exists for the victims of sexual…

Bipolar, You are Busted!

Hey Bipolar!  You are busted. I see what you have been doing and I am on to you.  For years, you have come in unannounced and unexpected, hijacking my mood and perceptions and even altering my behavior.  I never once gave you permission to…