Category: Healing

Addiction, I Hate You

Dear Addiction, I hate you.  I hate what you have done to those I love.  You’ve taken their lives and ruthlessly thrown them into the fire, watching them burn, with indifference.  You truly are a living embodiment of hell on earth. Addiction, I hate…

Embracing the Mentally Ill in the Workplace: We Work Too!

  Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness. Sigmund Freud  I’ve struggled the last 20 years while working and am in a period of regrouping at the moment.  I have been accommodated at work, have negotiated severances and settlements due to discriminatory…

The Great Scapegoat’s Escape: When to Cut Ties

I’ve been wandering around, lost, in this desolate wasteland, devoid of growth, authenticity, and connection for years.  I’ve been using my voice, often much too loudly, shouting to be heard, only to sit with invalidating reverberations in solitude, suffocating, choking on the stagnant air….

Watching You Suffer

  I see you suffering and I acknowledge your struggle.  You’re dragging around this heavy wrecking ball, fearful of both hanging on and letting go.  There is a part of you that is becoming so exhausted, clinging to this shattered dream.  You spend each…

The Bipolar Bucket, Sorting it All Out

This was written a few weeks ago and I decided to post it because I felt it might help some of you that are suffering.  Often, unless you suffer yourself it is difficult to understand all the mixed emotions that come with having a…

Reframing & Rebuilding: 5 Lessons Learned While Healing

  Healing from childhood trauma has been the most significant endeavor of my life.  The last two years I have been raw and rapid cycling, while dealing with a lot of anger and pain from the past and present.  Below, I share some of…

Be Still, A Voice Longs to Speak

Excuse this bloody mess of learning to set boundaries and love myself.  The pendulum was sweeping too widely & quickly, at times.  I was often tormented, demanding your respect while pleading for your love and attention.  I was enraged, desperate, and ashamed all at…