Into My Own by Robert Frost

This poem describes how I am feeling of late.  I just want to lose myself among the trees.  To find my voice in the silence of the woods.  To come into my own in the only world where I have ever felt truly free and understood.  As always, Frost knows where the heart lies.  The... Continue Reading →

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Forgiving My Abuser (Part 2) The Healing

Part 2:  The Healing “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” Buddha Before I describe my journey through healing I must first mention that the abuse was not the only contributing hardship during this period of... Continue Reading →

The Kindness of Children

This is for anyone who struggles to see the beauty in this world. You don’t have to look too closely. It is here. It is all around us. The world is a beautiful and loving place, you just have to open your eyes, and your heart. ♥♥♥ Children have an inherent kindness in them that... Continue Reading →

Addiction & Your Brain

Why I am Writing I am hopeful the following information will educate people on the inner workings of the human brain and how the brain can be altered by substance abuse.  The opioid crisis is a serious and ever increasing epidemic in the United States.  Many people lack tolerance and sympathy for those struggling with... Continue Reading →

Lay Your Burdens Down

The inspiration for this poem came to me after reading a line in Toni Morrison's "Beloved" that truly resonated with me, and gave me strength to let go of my own pain that was holding me back from happiness.  I wrote this as a message to myself, to read when I needed help letting go... Continue Reading →

Learning to Love Yourself

For so long I was deep and dark and miserable. Guilt ridden with the mistakes of the past. I could not let go of all that I had done wrong. I believed that by punishing myself I was righting the wrong doings of my history. But this was ill conceived. I wasn’t righting the wrongs;... Continue Reading →

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

My daily dose of inspiration.  This poem means a great deal to me, it gave me strength in the darkest of days.  It is empowering and beautiful.  Maya Angelou's writing and poetry is forever beautiful, intelligent, and moving.  Use her words as I do, to embolden and strengthen you as life's challenges attempt to tear... Continue Reading →

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