Tag Archives: Mental health

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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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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Not All Doubt is Created Equal

Typically, I have no idea what my topic will be the following week, life having a way of providing the topic. Tuesdays I draft, Wednesdays I edit and upload. This week I’m doing it all on Wednesday because on Tuesday … Continue reading

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Presence in Another Room

Smoking shadows wafting out of the past lingered on the other side of the present conjuring, dancing in disjointed syncopation. Glimpsed askance, a presence in another room, a deadly trigger with a key. Whispered warnings perceiving other outcomes recognized the … Continue reading

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Having the Patience to Build Confidence

My focus this year is on readying books for publication, but it’s also about continuing to self-improve and silence my often cruel inner critic so as to diminish my self-doubt. I made a huge step forward recently when I took … Continue reading

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2022: Forging a Path Through Self-Doubt

Wishes and plans. Oh how dangerous when we mix them up. Oh how tragic when rigid plans snap and all above comes crashing down. Oh how cruel we are to ourselves when we plan, but don’t take into account our … Continue reading

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Shadow Horizon

In the interest of clarity she wrapped her mind around a thought, her consciousness finding the light in her mind’s eye. With her next breath she found air, an inhale unheard, bringing life, held ever so gently before the exhale. … Continue reading

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