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I wish I could show you.

I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. -Hafiz This is one of my favorite quotes.  The rest I wrote for you and then when I was finished… Continue Reading →

She remains UNBROKEN

I have spent so many years coming to terms with my broken life, trying to fit these jagged pieces of my puzzle back together, that I was failing to realize that I, myself, remain unbroken.  Sure I have cracks, that… Continue Reading →

Burying yourself in work when you are suffering is terrible advice!

I know, I speak from experience.  I found that in my past my only way to survive was to bury all feeling and emotion and turn on the autopilot function.  Get up, parent, work, parent some more, feign interest in… Continue Reading →

Goal: publish in another magazine… can you help?

  A while back I posted my story about hiking on the Appalachian Trail.  I wrote the piece for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in hopes of being featured in their myATstory journal magazine.  The contest allows submissions from people from… Continue Reading →

Justice isn’t always good enough, but off to jail he goes.

Last week I saw my abuser. Not him actually, but in another man.  I was supporting my friend who was a character witness to the destruction her ex-husband caused.  He had attempted to murder his (now ex) girlfriend.  My friend… Continue Reading →

Anxiety disorder, as the (dark) fog lifts

Tuesday Night. The fog started to lift.  Just a smidge.  The first sign I could believe in was my appetite coming back.  It is this voracious hunger like I haven’t fed myself in days.  The strength it takes to survive… Continue Reading →

#anxietylife

                                            Monday night. I broke my “boss lady” wine glass… maybe it’s a sign, a sign of enough wine…… Continue Reading →

Returning to the beat of my heart on the AT.

  The Appalachian Trail. It has survived.  It gave me the strength to as well.  Saving me in the thick of it, encouraging me when I returned to it.  It is a constant. Reflecting back on all of the trips… Continue Reading →

Loving with what is left.

  You took the part of me that cared the most. The part that loved unconditionally. The innocence, That could trust and believe in the good of another human. All of the positive feels that poured out of me and… Continue Reading →

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