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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 →

UM-musings. To be unbothered by the storm

The sky is not bothered with a passing storm… it’s vastness and beauty unmarked by even the most ferocious tempers of the weather… it just remains, being the sky. You are a force to be reckoned with.  A vast sky… Continue Reading →

The hardest part of loving you, is letting go

Practicing non-attachment in life is mostly healthy. The less we attach ourselves to an idea, a person, a thing the less pain there can be if it ceases to be in our lives, basically. Trying it with our children, however…… 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 →

You are the most precious thing!

Hey Y’all – I know I have not posted in more than a week.  I promise I have countless drafts to catch up on, it has just been one of those times in life where it feels like this one… Continue Reading →

Life drama – it just happens like that!

Drama, drama – don’t save it for your mama, she has enough to deal with! During a catch-up sesh yesterday the person I was speaking with had A LOT to talk about. Now, let me interject here that I, like… Continue Reading →

Solitude is addicting.

Solitude. I am craving it for some reason these days.  I figured here, aka my therapy, is just as good a place as any to sort through it.  Lately, I have desired coming home and being alone.  Of course, as… 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 →

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