WRITING FOR CONNECTION – #WednesdayWisdom #AshWednesday

Journaling

Today, I need to write, to lay out in words on a page the cacophony that has taken up residence within me.  Not writing too often leads me to bouts of irritability, depression or sleepless nights. I used to write in a journal every night before I went to bed. That … Continue reading

Not Talking Is Not Silence

Caroline Myss Quote Silence

I have been mostly silent much of my life. As an introvert who grew up in a family who couldn’t hear me and in a world who didn’t understand me, silence came naturally to me. Words didn’t form easily or readily no matter how much I willed them to. I tried … Continue reading

Unraveling Ourselves

“Unraveling external selves and coming home to our real identity is the true meaning of soul work.” Sue Monk Kidd There is so much to be done in the unraveling department. The good news is that once true unraveling begins, one starts to feel lighter and lighter. The heavy weight … Continue reading

We Cannot Ignore the Cry

We dig beneath the surface of our pain not only to eliminate the pain, but to grow into and beyond it; to discover who we are in the corner of our heart left unattended as life passed by. We grow weary of living on the surface, of trying to catch … Continue reading

Gut It Out

watercolor of woman

Sometimes it just takes guts. Sometimes we can’t think our way to a solution. We can’t whine our way to the answer. We can’t emote our way to healing. Sometimes it just takes guts and putting one foot in front of the other and doing the thing we think we … Continue reading

REACHING

ANTON PAVLENKO LANDSCAPE OIL PAINTER

REACHING When I bent down to pick up the pieces of my life, I shoved my hands into the black soot of death and reached through the bitter haze of unspent emotions, to find fragments of me, inert, motionless and suffocating. * When I bent down to pick up the … Continue reading

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