I always enjoyed horror though I never considered myself a fan of horror. I remember watching Tim Curry portray Pennywise the Clown in “IT” (1990) when I was three or four. I pretended to sleep while my parents (and I) watched the film “Dr. Giggles” (1992) about an escaped mental patient who kills with a… Continue reading I Read/Write/Watch Horror to Cope with My Mental Illness
I would not look upon my anger as something foreign to me that I have to fight. I have to deal with my anger with care, with love, with tenderness, with non-violence. – Thich Nhat Hanh Drowning In thought: Seeking A Corridor of Courage. By: Francesca Seopa Lost in words Drowning in thought Seeking a corridor… Continue reading Drowning In Thought: Seeking A Corridor of Courage.
This is not my normal type of post, however, I found this in a box of old writings while searching for something else and I wanted to share, unedited. It struck me because this was when I first found my voice through writing, over ten years ago, at a very different and difficult time in… Continue reading Stars in the Darkness
It has been some time since I have written. With summer in full swing and my children all home for vacation, I found I was spending too much time writing and checking the blog and it was becoming a distraction from what is most important in my life: my family. So I chose to take… Continue reading 100 Things
Feelings are like waves. You cannot stop them from coming, but you can decide which ones to surf. – Author Unknown When setting out on a path to find your “you” or searching for a more positive, happy life, we can sometimes get caught up in the “rules”. To be happy, you must always be… Continue reading Allow Yourself to Feel, Even if it’s Not Happy
You are your own worst enemy. How many times have you heard that phrase? If you’re like me and surrounded by smug do-gooders who consistently like to point out the obvious (as if this somehow grants them brownie points in life), then you’ve heard no doubt heard it countless times and felt the need to… Continue reading Who Hates Me Most?
We are all a little broken. But last time I checked, broken crayons still color the same. – Trent Shelton This is a letter to anyone who has been recently diagnosed with a chronic illness or a mental illness. This letter will contain all the things I wanted to hear from someone when I initially… Continue reading When Things Don’t Sparkle Like They Used To
For one to live, we must fill our lungs with air and release the carbon dioxide from within. This is a simple and usually automatic action for every living creature. So why, when we are stressed, overwhelmed or panicked do we forget to breathe. Personally, this lapse of thought happens all too often when I… Continue reading Breathe…Through It
I tackle that by creating habits that are stable but flexible. It is the simple things in life. Waking up, taking a shower, fixing my bed, and getting dressed even if you are not leaving the house.