2020 · abuse · art · domestic violence · growth · happiness · healing · Intentions · poetry

Cornered

Cornered into choices, Decisions not your own. Fighting through the memories, Reacting to the bone. Sleeplessness, feeling out of control. Fighting for your place. Knowing your strength, Your willingness, The promises you make. Who controls the script? The observations placed on you? A strength is there, but overthrown, By those holding power over you. Fight… Continue reading Cornered

2020 · abuse · domestic violence · education · growth · healing · Intentions · poetry · sexual assault · Showing Kindness · survivor story · Teen Dating Violence

Fly Away

Pick up your pen and write with me Of powers misunderstood. The willingness inside of you To focus on the good. Fly away, sweet chickadee Away from dark despair. Your beauty lies inside of you Not for sale or fair. Robust your mind Through space and time, No label you shall bare. Unique and true… Continue reading Fly Away

2020 · Intentions

Setting Intentions

I sit down to write on the heels of messages from two very different individuals.  These two have nothing in common as to where they live, their profession, their personality, or their family life.  They are about as opposite each other as one can get. Yet, their messages mirrored one another in every possible way. … Continue reading Setting Intentions

domestic violence · education

The Toll

“Does constantly talking about what happened to you take a toll?” he asked. We had just finished up a lengthy conversation and he had just shared his story with the world. I wanted to laugh and cry simultaneously. Not a humorous laugh, but a nervous one. Not tears of sadness, but of knowing. What a… Continue reading The Toll

In the News · mass shootings · Showing Kindness

The Rules

It wasn’t long before I quit my job that people started to comment on my demeanor.  “She’s gone full hippy, hasn’t she?” one co-worker said to another with a chuckle.  “Good for her, she’s following her dreams.  I wish I could just leave,” said another. I’m reminded of this as I struggle to wrap my… Continue reading The Rules

domestic violence · healing

I’m Teetering, but I Won’t Fall Down

Did you ever feel like you’re flying high and then tumbling down lower than low all within a few days? I call it functioning depression. I’m sure there is a clinical name, but remember that I am not a therapist nor am I working towards becoming one. I simply call it as I see it… Continue reading I’m Teetering, but I Won’t Fall Down

growth

Holiday Disenchantment

Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is only a day away. December has always been a bitter-sweet month for me. Actually, the entire holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years. I don’t fully understand why this is, but I have some theories. December was always that time of year when I was ultimately forced… Continue reading Holiday Disenchantment