I used to fear you Your unwelcome arrival Long, unwanted stays I did not know your name So I called you “the nothing” You left me empty Stranded at sea Wandering the desert I twitched and paced Restless, loud The cage of my mind Carrying on I hated the scenery At the...read more
Yes, it's true. I push boundaries. I ignore rules. I don't always fit in. If there were a flock of mixed birds all hanging out, I would probably be the awk-weird one with a funky gallop, crazy eye, and obnoxious call. I am unapologetically me. For years, I wasted away...read more
Sometimes the only thing you can do is let go and embrace new beginnings. Too often life gets way to hard, overly complicated, dramatic, and just plain messy. Is it possible to start over and not feel like you’re starting at square one? The past few years have been...read more
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,...read more
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 moment That one...read more
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 it on...read more
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 understood the code and...read more
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.read more
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.
My husband and I used to be a part of a religious establishment until we came to the realization that there are many paths to God. We began raising our children to have a tolerant attitude and I started something called Family Time. The result has been successful as...read more