When I was living in my disease I built up walls. I thought I was building them up to protect me from all of you. From the big bad cruel world that was out to get me. But what I was really doing was building walls to protect my disease so I could stay sick. […]Read More Do You Build Up Walls To Protect Your Disease?
The holiday season is here and it’s a time that may not be all that jolly for everyone. I know for myself, before I started my journey on my current path, I dreaded all holidays. It was a time that made me feel like hiding or escaping and I felt pressured to have a good […]Read More Celebrate Instead Of Isolate
I was reminded yesterday, thanks to Facebook memories, which aren’t always a good thing, but yesterday was a good one, that one year ago yesterday my life changed, a change for the better, and a change that has brought me to this place I am today, gratefully so. Personally, a year go, I was not […]Read More When Things Seem To Be Falling Apart, They May Be Falling Together
I was just sharing the other morning with a group of women I meet up with regularly that before walking this path I would never share how I felt. I often shared my opinion, especially if it made me look good, or smart, or better than you, but I never shared my feelings, my fears […]Read More When You Don’t Speak Up, You Set Yourself Up To Blow Up
Before walking this path I very often would set myself up for a let-down. I would allow myself to have these grandiose thoughts or expectations, that life just couldn’t live up to, and certainly my efforts couldn’t produce, and then fall into a depression when my fairy-tale ideas of how things should be fell short. […]Read More The Set-Up For The Let-Down
It takes a lot of courage to express yourself in a creative way. When we share who we are in a creative outlet we are vulnerable. We are vulnerable to criticism, judgment and perhaps not being accepted as someone who has something valid to offer. Probably more people than most never take the leap and […]Read More Creativity Takes Courage
We all have things we look forward to, maybe things we’ve built up in our heads, anticipated, or worked hard for, and when they happen we feel that high, that rush of excitement, of accomplishment, and we’re lifted up. But what a lot of people don’t talk about, or label, is the crash when we […]Read More Back To Reality, Back To The Dark
We all have the choice to be happy, to find the good in any situation, or at least something to take away from it, to learn, to not dwell in the negative but strive to find happiness, even in situations that didn’t favor us, or turn out the way we would have wanted. Happiness is […]Read More Does Happy Hurt Your Hurt?