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On Healing: What Comes After Feeling the Feelings

If you got a chance to look at the article I published this past Monday, “On Healing and Embracing Negative Emotions,” you read about the importance of allowing ourselves to authentically feel the emotions that have traditionally been viewed as “negative,” such as sadness, anger, grief, and resentment—particularly when embarking on a journey of healing. 1,047 more words


The Flower Bud Of The Opening And Healing Heart

by Kalayna Colibri

I wrote this poem last year on this day… it represents so much to me, about the process of different parts of me, waiting and wanting to emerge, feeling hesitant to let me be in my bigness that includes their bigness too. 331 more words

Emotional Body Healing

Making Changes on Purpose

I saw Jack, my still-feeling-new therapist, on Tuesday, and we had an almost adversarial session.  It didn’t feel therapeutic to me.  I felt as if I were there to challenge his ideas and assumptions of what survivors of trauma look like.  1,184 more words


Tongue Piercing Experience: Healing Process, Part 2 (Days 4-7)

So, as I said in my last blog post, I recently got my tongue pierced (exactly a week ago, ahh!). I described in my last blog post the initial part of the haling process during the first few days I had it, and had said I would make a second post going over the second half of the first week of the healing process. 801 more words

Tattoos And Piercings

The Significance of Being Seen

After almost a year of grad school perhaps one might expect to feel like this:

Sometimes, however, I swear the doctors are looking at me like this… 1,668 more words


Piercing Experience: Tongue Piercing (Part One: Days 1-3)

Tongue piercings are among one of the most popular piercings, believe it or not. Why? Because your tongue is one of the fastest-healing areas that can be pierced. 1,727 more words

Tattoos And Piercings

At least once a day, I give up

I don’t know about you guys, but most days, when I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is giving up. Not a great way to start the day, right? 489 more words

Sexual Assault