4 am

4 am

4 am The pause Pitch black Eerie silent Darkest hour And no one moves Or feels Or hears Or sees It is a hidden hour A time to turn away Too bleak Too black Without soul Utterly exposing Is it strange? So very peculiar? How much I love you, 4 am? Your silence Crisp,...
Very Human

Very Human

I’m a crumbly little thing A recipe missing a key ingredient Stumbling Fumbling Clumsy and foolish But I know Later in the silence In the midnight hour Reviewing Filtering Like a photo Editing Like an essay Cringing at that “one thing” That one...
The Unexceptional Pit Stop

The Unexceptional Pit Stop

I’m in a pause in life that can best be described as The Great Disappointment. As an avid movie watcher it makes me think of a struggling character, crossing a vast desert, cresting the final hill, hearing the sound of water (and ahhh…they can almost taste...
Dirty Words

Dirty Words

For the longest time, as someone raised inside a faith based system, there were all these words labeled as “dirty.” It wasn’t said outright, but definitely implied, and met with a proverbial slap of the hand. If you were spiritual enough you...
Death of the Ego

Death of the Ego

There are many things we identify with during life: our career, partner, children, or a personal passion. Many of these things can shift from something we identify with into our identity.

Meditation for Chronic Pain

Meditation for Chronic Pain

Written for those struggling with chronic pain; a daily prayer/ meditation of encouragement:
I accept my body as is today.
It is not the pain, not the suffering that I embrace, but the journey I am on to health. I do not judge myself, my body, or my pain. I do not resent, regret, or hold unforgiveness toward my body. Instead I breathe love and acceptance into my wounded parts.