Tag: Life Lessons

Black Lives Matter: What About Me?… What about “WE”?

As you may have already surmised, or have heard people say: “We are living amid the perfect storm”. We have reached the boiling point in history where science and technology has gifted humanity with a tool that has the ability to capture and expose… Continue Reading “Black Lives Matter: What About Me?… What about “WE”?”

The Airing of Dirty Laundry & Breaking the “Status Quo”

As I was sharing my recent heartache and experiences with my therapist the other day, he stopped me to explain his role as a mandatory reporter. Therapists, as well as other medical providers, teachers, etc. are trained to recognize the abuse and or neglect… Continue Reading “The Airing of Dirty Laundry & Breaking the “Status Quo””

On Borrowed Time: A Space to Become Softer and Soar

  I feel as if I am here on borrowed time, having slipped in to someone else’s skin, never quite feeling as if things are familiar. I have but one foot on the ground. I’m not sure if I have ever felt truly safe.… Continue Reading “On Borrowed Time: A Space to Become Softer and Soar”

Alone & Unable to Connect to Family in a Global Pandemic: We are Strong, Resilient, and Enough

I am in a lot of personal pain that is stemming from the dissolution of my family. I guess I thought, by some stretch of a fantastical imagination and misguided hope, that the threat of a deadly global pandemic might somehow bring my broken… Continue Reading “Alone & Unable to Connect to Family in a Global Pandemic: We are Strong, Resilient, and Enough”

The Novel Coronavirus and YOU: Let’s Spread LOVE

It’s been only a few short weeks since I noticed a slight, then certain and sharp, “shift” in our mindset and optic. Two months ago, China’s outbreak seemed so distant to us. Somehow, we felt safe enough in our daily lives and routines to… Continue Reading “The Novel Coronavirus and YOU: Let’s Spread LOVE”

As I am Leaving, I Want You to Know…

  This is written for anyone who has left someone they love out of self-preservation. It is a letter from my bleeding heart to those I have left, expressing the emotional turmoil and grief of “letting go”. I recognize everyone involved has their own… Continue Reading “As I am Leaving, I Want You to Know…”

Freedom From Trauma: Letting Go to Take Care of You!

  It is difficult, to sum up in words, what I have learned over the past few months. I feel these new discoveries have the potential to shape my healing process in dramatic and positive ways going forward. The last decade of my life… Continue Reading “Freedom From Trauma: Letting Go to Take Care of You!”

Mother Earth’s Nest

I have been going through quite a few boxes of mine lately that are a mishmash of old journal entries, poems, and other memorabilia. While searching through one of my boxes, I found the following poem that I must have written more than a… Continue Reading “Mother Earth’s Nest”

“My Desolate Sea” and The Gifts it Gave To Me

I am massaging the stillness that is ever present within my struggle. I am increasingly aware of its existence budding within me, no matter how much I distance myself from it when in pain or I dismiss its potential to heal me. The human… Continue Reading ““My Desolate Sea” and The Gifts it Gave To Me”

Grandma’s Sugar Cookies

If there is one recipe that I wish I could replicate with perfection, it would be my Grandma’s sugar cookies. Every year, when it comes time to “Hauling out the Holly”, I inevitably find myself thumbing through my Grandmother’s recipe box to retrieve the… Continue Reading “Grandma’s Sugar Cookies”