A portrait of a face that falls somewhere between cubist and impressionist.

Reading Time: 5 minutes You aren’t going to want to hear this. You’re headstrong, stubborn, independent and determined. These are all qualities which will be useful later in life, but—you should hear me out. I write this because I know what happens next. I know what you were forced to do, how you suffered then and for so many […]

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Am impressionist painting of a woman;.

Reading Time: 6 minutes I am sure many people can relate to the symptoms and causes of depression and PTSD. I have been living with depression most of my life and have been in denial up until recent years. The PTSD has only just been recognized in the past year—back in the 70’s/80’s it wasn’t a common diagnosis among […]

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An abstract painting with a white streak down the middle.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Prevention is better than curing, or so they say. If I could have prevented all the problems, issues, heartache, illnesses in my life, I would have had such an easy go of it. However, we cannot prevent everything undesirable, because these moments are created for growth, for expanding and recreating. So where does prevention begin […]

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Reading Time: 2 minutes Today I had to remind myself again that I am Amazing! That I am Strong! That I am Brave! That I am Wonderful! Many times, I feel that I still need to go so far, to reach this, do this, attain that to be more perfect, to be better, to become something. It is a […]

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Reading Time: < 1 minute   The truth is most people’s lives are based on the beliefs of a malnourished community.  It starts out with the beliefs of our parents and families, then our friends and then our co-workers.  We’re working with programming that doesn’t nourish us. How do I know this? Just look at the stats. We are the […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Nobody is perfect! Nobody has a perfect life! Yes, even those friends on Facebook that seem to have the ultimate life, showing off their achievements, their kids, their house. Even celebrities have their fair share of the, not so perfect life, just read some of the gossip magazines. We make choices, bad ones, good ones […]

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Walking along the shores of my life I realized that I missed the warning signs of the coming tsunami. It was there, the news flashes, the sirens went off and pressure sensors showed an increase in pressure, but I chose to ignore it. I noticed it, heard it but I chose to not heed the […]

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A women with horses charging forward in her hair and propellers on her shoulders.

Reading Time: 4 minutes The commitment to self-care must be a daily job. You would not blow off your work day and make excuses not to go; therefore, you cannot blow off your commitment to yourself. This idea was sparked after having a conversation with a friend of mine. She is a spin instructor, in addition to her regular […]

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A woman looking serene off into the distance.

Reading Time: 2 minutes I wrote this is in April 2017 when I was recovering from being raped. Our societal conditioning can make the practice of self-love and self-care a conundrum. I remember that when I began to even consider that I could be worthy of loving myself just for existing, it was a revelation. I did not need […]

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