Be Like a Tree.

When do we cut ties with trauma, folks? I mean, when do the pep talks stop and when does the real healing begin? Can we even claim that we have been healed from something without judgement? So many of us, myself included, either are or have been so accustomed to trauma and those feel-good stints…

Unfollow Me.

He escaped into freedom and we should have let him go because at the threshold of every door were ghosts of chaos just waiting to get in. And they were your demons. Residue wiped clean, I was attracted to what I knew … the path of least resistance. He could have been us, but he…

Show Business.

Was it my final “fuck you“? You’re the one who died, but now I’m the one missing from your page with no remnants left of memories for decades. It wasn’t a final farewell, but it was close. Feels better than saying goodbye to you. But there we were … You were doing so well. That’s…

A Grizzly Tail.

Say hello to the world’s newest (& cutest) therapy dog, Grizzly, a terrier mix rescue. Born February 1st, I brought him home at 3.5 months old, and he is already showing signs of being a great candidate for therapy training! “I am born knowing two things- loyalty and love. You must teach me everything else….

Stigma. It Matters.

In all my years dealing with Mental Illness and Intellectual Disabilities, I have never once given up on those closest to me .. my Mother and Sister. Neither did my Father. And from a young age, it was instilled in me that when you make a promise or tell someone you love them through sickness…

Sacrifice.

Now that you’re gone maybe you know now that the look behind my eyes wasn’t intended to make you think I had something to hide. It was quite the opposite, as I had an entire Universe to show you but couldn’t find the words because I knew you weren’t listening and never would; not with…

Life Beyond Recovery.

 “Healers are Spiritual Warriors who have found the courage to defeat the darkness of their souls. Awakening and rising from the depths of their deepest fears, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. Reborn with a wisdom and strength that creates a light that shines bright enough to help, encourage, and inspire others out of…