Tag Archives: Mental health

Separating Heartbeats

The struggle’s reality, hers to conquer. She said the words, heard the truth. “Focus on the present, focus on the now.” The between time separating past and future, separating heartbeats. After one breath, before the next, bookend ticks of the … Continue reading

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The Gentle Breeze

She’d not chase painful zephyrs, their destinations circling, they lied, hid their nowhere intentions, like her troubles running a track. Cross-legged in stillness, eyes fluttering towards closed, a reminder to not give chase, to instead let worries pass through. Let … Continue reading

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2022? Refusing to Surrender Resolve

The year, 2022, had its challenges, but I still managed to accomplish the goals I set in January. My biggest challenge awaits in 2023, but that’s for next week. This week is a review, and just a little boastful. Some … Continue reading

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The Power of the Writing Therapy Cycle

This post could’ve easily been about the tragic event that occurred in my life last month. It isn’t. Instead, it’s about writing and healing via fiction and how it continues to pay you back later. What this isn’t about is … Continue reading

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Her Gateway

Peace. In times of crisis, peace. It was what she knew to do, but when thoughts scattered it was easy to forget, and so she had a plan, a plan that began with meditation. Meditation, her gateway to calm, to … Continue reading

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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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