“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not … More A Prayer for the Amputees
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
“For everything there is a season…A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” -Ecclesiastes (NLT version) In June, I talked about happiness, joy, fun, and laughter. It was a great exploration! It has been even greater to put these great things into practice in my … More From Happiness to Grief
Hello everyone! My latest essay, “The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo,” has just been published! Please visit r.kv.r.y. quarterly literary journal to read my piece as well as to read the pieces of other authors on the site. It is truly an awesome journal. Anyway, the link to my essay is below. Enjoy! 🙂 Michele The Shrink Who … More The Shrink Who Killed Gazoo
I know that everyone is eagerly awaiting the topic that I will explore this month. Well, good news, I have finally decided what it is! But you are going to have to wait one more day before it is revealed. I know, I know, you are heartbroken. 🙂 But as I began writing today, another … More Getting Shrunk is Okay
The other day I talked about the process I use when dealing with my own abandonment issues. The process goes something like this: Understand the trigger Become aware of the emotion (feeling) Feel the feelings Let the negative thoughts come up Re-frame negative thoughts/Modify the unhealthy behavior This process can be used for any difficult … More Are You Feeling Me?
You have probably figured out that National Abandonment Recovery Month does not exist. But I thought it would be an interesting way to title a blog post and begin the month’s topic. Actually, it may be an interesting concept. Keeping with the ambivalence of life, I like to talk about not only the good, but … More National Abandonment Recovery Month