The Secret Artist

The winds are changing as fall approaches and my heart is singing with the song I grew up believing.  When I was little, I used to wander outside for hours during the craziest rainstorms. Yes, my mother let me. Yes, I’m fine. Angsty and moody, I have always had the soul of an artist. My... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 7: The Final Part

Maybe if I had understood what was going on a little better, I wouldn’t have started hurting myself. Maybe if I had been told that what I was going through was scary and confusing and not my fault, I wouldn’t have blamed myself for being so messed up. But instead, I felt ashamed of my... Continue Reading →

Trauma Series 6: Loss of Self

Most likely you know what you like and maybe you have always known.  Like, who your favorite band is, what kind of clothes you like to wear, what sort of movies and shows you are interested in, etc.  Most of us have spent our whole lives developing our likes and dislikes, learning from experience and... Continue Reading →

On Trauma

I have been researching childhood trauma with a vengeance lately.  I have spent years researching and learning about addictions, mental health, self care, and a variety of other holistic health practices, but in all of my searching and obsessing I never once put together the pieces; how the way that I handle situations and emotions... Continue Reading →

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