A conversation with a friend: Me: You’re a man, maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with me and why I can’t draw in anyone special. My friend: There’s not a damn thing wrong with you. All you got to do is be yourself. I’ve known for quite some time what the theme for this … More Who Are You??
I usually don’t write poetry, but I participated in a spiritual activity the other week where I was challenged to reflect on a time when I felt I was my true self. After the reflection, I was supposed to write a poem. So I thought I would share it here: My true self stands before … More A true self poem
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson As I look forward to the new year, I am usually reflective on a theme for the year. For the year 2011, my theme was courage. I took many brave chances in that year including writing several essays … More It Was a Healing, Imperfect, and Surrendering Year
I came across this book called, Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics about a year and a half ago…towards the beginning of my recovery. It’s a book that has been around for awhile and is written by Dr. Robert J. Ackerman. I thought the subject as well as the title was fascinating. The author explores the Adult … More Sort of a Book Review/More Personal Experience: Perfect Daughters
I could probably list hundreds of reasons and bizarre experiences that could “prove” to you why I perceive myself and my life as not being “normal.” As a matter of fact, just describing my experiences by using the word “bizarre” proves how I sometimes feel about my life. As I reflect, the “not-normal” feeling I … More Research, Loss, & the Normal Experience
I am a mom to two kids. First, I am a mom to my Samson kitty. And second, I am a mom to my own inner child. This “child” lives within me. She is the little girl that I once denied, but now welcome and nurture with open arms. I am now a parent to … More Loving My Inner Child
“Underneath anger is YOUR pain.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from On Grief and Grieving Now before you get excited, this post is not about making angry, mad, passionate love, haha. My last post left me standing strong as I shake off the old skin of denial. When that old skin is shaken off, the … More “Angry” Love (Grief Stage 2)