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New life, it was contained in each new breath, each inhale an opportunity, each exhale the moment to begin. A heart in haste settled, synchronizing with her lungs, her mind settling while air flowed in and out. How strange, but … Continue reading

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Anxiety Management Through a Cancer Scare

For someone who suffers from anxiety and can’t take medications for it, this last week was a long week, an extraordinary test of the coping strategies I’ve been employing since 2020. My cancer scare was thankfully no more than that, … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Writing Room: Avoidance

It wasn’t my conscious intention at the outset to draft the writing elephant in the room, but that was what I did. Case of the Deadly Stroll was, on the surface, a fantasy noir mystery. A layer down, it was … Continue reading

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Waves

Waves descending, crashing as darkness on her mind, as despair, an unwanted episode she wouldn’t tolerate, not again, not ever again, not if she could help it, and oh how she could help it. Waves approaching, promising stillness, whispering peace, … Continue reading

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My Top Writing Experiences 5 – Disadvantage to Advantage

This is it, the final post detailing memorable writing experiences that were also significant moments in my writing growth. October is here so maybe these will inspire and motivate others, especially anyone considering NaNoWriMo this November. Thus far: My September … Continue reading

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The Shared Place

Painful reality, a void expanding. Panic spreading, tingling. Numbness in her hands. Chaotic thoughts dwelling on society’s cruel hatred. Practiced self-care took over, saved her, even when thought was lost. So many likeminded, separated, alone. Might clarity through story turn … Continue reading

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In This Place

In this place, you are. Let all you can’t control flow through. Let go so as to control what you can. Let worry slip away. It does not serve you. It does not serve YOU. You are. You have endured. … Continue reading

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Charting a Better Course

It’s June, summer nears, and I passed a significant anniversary date on May 31st that was the beginning of something big. Yoga. A lot of people take up yoga to some extent or another, but my story also explores the … Continue reading

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How Writing Self-Therapy Saved Me

It’s interesting how my stories trigger these posts, even when the posts aren’t directly about them. This is a post about how the best therapy I’ve ever received was my own writing and how that led to creating my own … Continue reading

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Quieting Anxiety

Her lungs were a bellows with no air. Pacing, hands darting, thoughts racing, catastrophes forming. Unable to settle, yet wanting to hide. Instead, she sought, her quiet place. Stillness. Breathing. In. Out. If chaos screamed, she let it scream, let … Continue reading

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