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Pain is personal

Four years ago I became aware of a local organization fighting against domestic violence called Samaritan House.  I had survived my own traumas in an abusive relationship as many of you know,  and so I accepted the invitation to an… Continue Reading →

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 →

UM-musings

Live out of your imagination, not your history. Steven Covey This one so resonates for me.  Telling my stories, helping others, sharing pain and traumas can keep you living in those past places if you are not careful.  I mantra… Continue Reading →

This is my 200th post!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did those exclamation points convey my excitement?! Man! I had a serious check in with myself last night. (Thanks to a coach I’ll talk more about later.) I have no more excuses. Joseph is a minute away from his own… Continue Reading →

Devastated.

The loss of a child is something I cannot wrap my brain around.  Knowing that it was their choice to end their life, would do nothing short of kill me.  I know loss happens, I know many who have lost… Continue Reading →

Grief will find you, even where you least expect it.

  Often after a breakup or loss, the pain is so intense it leaves you feeling so low, wondering if you can even go on.  Like there is an actual hole in your core and all that exists there is an… Continue Reading →

The interview process

Recently I announced on social media that my friend Danielle, who is a great photographer, and myself are going to launch a campaign series on domestic violence.  I reached out on social media for any volunteers willing to tell their… Continue Reading →

"You're one hell of a writer…"

Who…Me?  A writer… wait, me?! What if I told you that I used to destroy everything I wrote, that I was scared to show anyone my truths, that I thought it was all shit.  I was sure that he was right,… Continue Reading →

Coping. Anxiety. How to help.

  Recently, I have been asked quite frequently, “what can I do to help?” in regards to anxiety and other mental health issues.  Many people are asking because they have never experienced the throws of mental problems and do not have any… Continue Reading →

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