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
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
And just like that, a new decade is upon us. It’s been a long while since I’ve had time to just stop and think. Well, since I have made time to think. Busyness consumes us. I personally believe that there are very few who are immune in today’s society. We go from morning until night… Continue reading Finding Love in 2020
There is always a beginning point. That place between feeling utterly lost and taking the first steps to happiness. A kind word, a reminder, or losing yourself in emotion that leaves you feeling cornered and defensive. This place is a weird place to be. It is where you first start to see the light at… Continue reading The Tunnel
It seems to be at thing now, that I start my posts saying “it’s been awhile since I last wrote.” Well, it has been a while. It is also a thing that I feel most compelled to write when I feel lousy. Coincidence? I don’t think so. Writing helps me sort through the tirade of… Continue reading Tired and Torn
“Why is this happening to me?” It is the question of self-doubt and self-pity. The question of a victim. Asking this question is the realization that we don’t have control over our lives and lacking the faith required to be ok with that. This question is the bane of my existence. It haunts me… Continue reading Why is this happening to me?
The path to healing is one that is difficult and time consuming. I don’t believe that anyone just gets over something. They may be good at covering it up, pretending it doesn’t matter, or telling themselves to ignore it and move forward, but it never truly goes away.
“Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be walking across the floor. Put one foot in front of the other, and soon you’ll be walking out the door!” In my last post I talked about the first step to healing from the dark pit of depression and anxiety. Those of you… Continue reading Crawling Out of the Darkness – Part 2
I have literally started this post several times over, but am determined to get my thoughts out in a clear and concise way. This week, I have read a number of posts written by those struggling with, let’s call them, negative feelings. As I read about each of your battles, I am reminded of the… Continue reading Crawling Out of the Darkness – Part 1
Dear New Survivor, Yesterday I wrote a letter to my younger self, but today I feel led to write to you. You are the individuals who recently escaped an abusive relationship. Some of you have felt the physical blows of your attacker. Some of you are scarred to the core from the emotional abuse your partner… Continue reading A Letter to New Survivors