BE

Be so good that they can’t ignore you. Be so strong that they can’t undo you. Be so bold that they can’t stand next to you. Be so aware that they can’t fathom you. Be so sly that they can’t trap you. Be so peaceful that they can’t grasp you. Be so real that they can’t…

YIN & YANG

There once was a woman who was banished from hell. Her unforgiveness was too much for her own demons to quell. She sat atop the world all alone, lapping up the venom that pooled at her throne. Her wickedness turned down stars and laughed at the moon, putting out the sun with an earth-shattering tune. The music went…

UNTOLD STORY

There’s a story inside of you. And I know you are burning and yearning to get it out. It’s sheer agony. I know. I’ve been there. Still a work in progress, but what a year. Well, it gets easier as time goes on if you stretch your muscles a bit and start taking baby steps…

TOUGH LOVE & PSYCHOSIS

“How on earth did the mantra of tough love ever make its way into the realm of psychiatric illness. I have a family member with a heart condition, sometimes it acts up…do i give him ultimatums to get with it, or to stop having heart problems? of course not, and it shouldn’t be done for…

CHASING EUPHORIA

Have you ever tried to catch up to a really good dream? One that’s written before you like the proverbial carrot on a stick? Literally? Chasing after one is like doing a backflip in the mind though, so beware. You end up right back where you started and in most cases, a few stumbles backwards. It’s like a…

WHO KNOWS

They were little kinks in her timeline. Just a few short blips on the radar where she catapulted off the face of the planet into some unknown dimension. They were just snags on an otherwise seamless piece of fabric. The dents left on the outside of a steel cage where she escaped long ago to find…

ROOTS

Darling, you’ve been to hell and back. For a tree’s branches to reach to heaven, it must have roots grasping the brinks of hell – Give yourself a break and cut yourself some slack. Transcend your own shadows and step into the light. You’ll climb from your pit and scale mountains of the greatest heights. A wise man…

CULDESAC & THE CANADIAN BORDER – Reaching an Impasse

Bringing back an oldie, but goodie for recovery’s sake…first short story I think I ever wrote. It’s a true tale of the manic mind on the loose. cul-de-sac [ kùl də sák ] street closed at one end: a road with no exit at one end impasse: a situation in which further progress is impossible…

RECOVERY TIME LAPSE

Almost one year of recovery underway over here! A month away. Not a perfect recovery by any stretch of the imagination, but one of true progress. I can say I am really proud of myself after this year. What a year it’s been. How many roller coasters of emotion can one gal ride on? It…

STATIC

That’s how it all starts. It just has to run its course. The static in your mind. The cobwebs that bind all that was in your dreams, all that ever was, and all that is now. It’s a lonely feeling to look at yourself in the mirror and not recognize the reflection. It’s excruciating to scream silently…