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Steps to Healing Past Emotional Pain

During these past few months, I have been confronted with some deep seeded distrust as a result of my childhood abuse by and a philandering father.   255 more words


A love letter to my dark bed.

A soft dark space. A comforting womb. The place that calls me home. Always there when I’m at my most vulnerable. Loyalty unwavering. A battle ground to fight physical sickness. 1,016 more words


Where Compassion & Health Intersect

“….This is a call to arms. A call to be gentle, to be forgiving, to be generous with yourself. The next time you look into the mirror, try to let go of the story line that says you’re too fat or too sallow, too ashy or too old, your eyes are too small or your nose too big; just look into the mirror and see your face. 143 more words


WHAT GOES DOWN: The Comforting Certainty of Change

“It is my belief that history is a wheel. ‘Inconstancy is my very essence,’ says the wheel. ‘Rise up on my spokes if you like, but don’t complain when you are cast back down into the depths.’ Good times pass away, but then so do the bad. 402 more words
Depression Management

#HelpAQueenOut: The End of an Era?

Over a year ago, I launched an online networking hour on Twitter for the first time. I had high expectations for #HelpAQueenOut but at its core I wanted it to be a virtual meeting space for women to connect with each other. 975 more words


Knitting through pain

I’ve been knitting since June 2016. I discovered that I like working with my hands, but sewing wasn’t a hobby I could take along with me while away from home. 997 more words