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Boundaries

February 19, 2020

Reading Time: 6 minutes There is no soft way to put it in words when you have been sexually abused as a child and that defined your sexuality and messed up your perception of friendship and intimacy. You can only become aware of it, accept it, hate it, hate everyone, use people, feel guilty about it, start the pattern […]

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A photo of a woman in a cave looking toward the light coming from the opening.

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have been meaning write about my perception of the darkness for quite a while, and have written a few poems about it. Now it’s time to try prose! The catalyst comes from reading last week’s Healers’ posts on vulnerabilities, diagnoses, shadows and water. I enjoy nature in the dark, the mild air and sometimes […]

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An image of a ballerina's torso, one arm replaced with a wing.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Have you ever seen a rabbit leap into the abyss of its hole? No thought. No contemplation. Just a simple move to escape, to hide or to win. What is the rabbit’s intention? I’ve been conquering my rabbit hole for years and I think I might just have it figured out. I suppose one could […]

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A red and black painting with a man's profile and a bunch of symbols above his head.

Reading Time: 6 minutes Dr. Ken Best graduated magna cum laude from the Cleveland Chiropractic College and has since become an influencer whose practice is favored by Los Angeles celebrities. His latest book provides a guide to discovering and changing the limiting beliefs that block you from creating the life you want. Benjamin Eisenstein (BE): In your book, Eleven […]

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A painting of a woman about to dive, and another woman mid-leap, watched by a group of three in the foreground.

Reading Time: 4 minutes Abuse Abuser – Audrey Michelle Once upon a time I felt the beauty of an entangled existence As another body coated my soul with the sweat of true acceptance It soaked into my needy pores Disease infected through its absorption Constantly intoxicated by new found spirituality You were my prince And I, sir Was your […]

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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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My Inner Baby

February 28, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes About two weeks ago, I discussed with my therapist about my feelings of loneliness and how I automatically translate my loneliness to people not caring about me, then me not wanting to care about myself. I come to the ultimate conclusion that I do not matter, and that I might as well cease to exist. […]

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A painting of two rocks with chyrstalline insides, approaching each other like amoeba.

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the past I’ve thought that peace and fulfillment in life would come when balance was achieved. We often speak of balancing our work and pleasure, or our service and personal time. For a long time, this balance in society could be seen as an either/or concept. A higher consciousness has revealed that this duality […]

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A man with tatoos holding his face.

Reading Time: 3 minutes When we decide to share something that feels shameful and puts us in the emotional space of vulnerability we must be clear as to our intention for sharing. When we share shame we need to be clear that it is being shared in a safe space and that the sharing is for our own healing. […]

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