Carrying On: Life After A Loved One’s Suicide

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. – Washington Irving. This entry will be unedited, unfiltered and uncensored. Rest in peace, Nina. I hope … Read moreCarrying On: Life After A Loved One’s Suicide

Schism (a.k.a. ‘What The World Needs Now’)

Schism: a split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief. The world seems to be confused, angry and hurt; and whether it’s asking for it or not, what the world needs right now is more love. More light. More hope. A pathway to serenity. A few months ago, … Read moreSchism (a.k.a. ‘What The World Needs Now’)

Reversal

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… … Read moreReversal

Mirage

The dictionary defines a mirage as something illusionary — something unreal. When I was a kid, I was fascinated with movies and television shows because they were reassuring. You always knew who the heroes and villains were. When you grow up, you realize that life isn’t so black and white; people are seldom who they … Read moreMirage

Overthinking is Evil

You know what the biggest challenge for me is? Overthinking. I absolutely hate it!   I sent someone a text message the other day, and instead of “I’m okay!” they wrote “I’m okay.” I thought to myself: “She used a period instead of an exclamation point! Is she dying? Oh, (bleep). Do I have to plan a funeral? Or … Read moreOverthinking is Evil

Everything I Never Told You

There are people who’ve been through extreme difficulties in their life that will probably tell you something like: “I’m saying this to you now because I know what it’s like. It’s really important that you catch yourself before you fall.” I’d say that it’s actually important that you let yourself fall. After I came to terms with my … Read moreEverything I Never Told You

Ideology

Sebastian Blood said: “Most believe there are two types of people who go into a crucible. The ones who become stronger from the experience and survive it, and the ones who die. But there’s a third type. The ones who learn to love the fire and choose to stay in their crucible because it’s easier to … Read moreIdeology

Rebirth

Each year on January 1st, we look back at all the things we’ve gone through and survived, everything we’ve learned, and we think of ways to make the upcoming year even better than the one that came before. Looking back at 2017, here’s what I’ve learned. A bad day doesn’t equal a bad life. Bad … Read moreRebirth

What I’ve Learned in Three Years of Recovery

[Source: What I’ve Learned in Three Years of Recovery] Recovery, life; I have come to learn that living day to day ins’t about having control over everything, because we can’t. We can just let life happen, and only then can we truly move forward and start to see change. Just remember that with every new change, … Read moreWhat I’ve Learned in Three Years of Recovery

Acceptance

Nathaniel Branden once said: “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” What really, really started to derail me was my own mind after my traumatic experience about a month ago. My mind became the ultimate prison, and that’s the hardest prison to break free from. I’ve put off writing this … Read moreAcceptance