Tag Archives: Mental health

Her Best Friend

She had a best friend once, someone she should have loved, for they’d shared hopes and dreams and everything in-between. She had a best friend slip away, the dear friend she’d held, whose tears she’d caught, whose hope became naught. … Continue reading

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Literally Cutting Paths to Writing Inspiration in a Time of Healing

I’m always rediscovering my inspiration roots. Sit quiet. Listen. If you hear a stream or river then you hear today’s topic, one I found in the most unlikely of places during a time of healing. I often think of it … Continue reading

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Her Post-Apocalyptic Night

Ruined and ruminating, her chilled heart an ancient past shared with those searching, her shadowed sunset believing all was lost, a post-apocalyptic night waiting for a new beginning. All her expectations were dust, all she’d lost were forgotten things in … Continue reading

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Tipping Point

Shake and totter, she did, a three-legged stool balanced on two legs, both those legs strong, both legs steady, neither self-compassion. Shattered, she was, tipping dangerously towards self-infliction, fearing the imbalance, dreading the spiral again, bracing for the inevitable pain. … Continue reading

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IF

IF. One word, two letters. It appears in multiple well known phrases, but two, poles apart, have impacted my life the most. One phrase looks back, the other forward. One phrase would pull my life apart if I allowed it. … 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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Don’t be Held Hostage, Be Aware

Actually, the full line is, “Don’t be held hostage by your past.” At the moment, I’m struggling, but I also know I’ll prevail because I’m aware and have a plan. That knowledge is my advantage over what spring causes. Yes, … Continue reading

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Rain Spell

Hands clapping in the heavens, drops a rhythm on the leaves, the pavement, the rooftop, her dancing at the center of life’s hurricane where horns sounded, the world tearing in two. The shrinking sky was a vista bleeding change, fists … Continue reading

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Awareness

Gentled soul, strengthened heart, a natural elixir quieting the trauma that came before, awareness coming to life, each tendon, each muscle, each joint flexed… awareness bringing balance. Quiet practice gifting to the self, each time giving back, treasured asanas for … Continue reading

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Rare Embrace

Clock ticking, she can hear it, there’s clicking, her heels on the pavement as she runs away from herself. It shouldn’t be possible while standing still, when the pain she’s holding is immeasurable. Where to run when ghosts are everywhere? … Continue reading

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