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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 Rest in peace, Nina. I hope you’re watching from above, knowing how much you’re … Read moreCarrying On: Life After A Loved One’s Suicide

How Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

Vacations with Tati In the first week of May, I visited my closest friend Tati in Syracuse. When I’m with Tati we go on adventures and I have the opportunity to try new daring things I would otherwise pass up.  This May I went jogging in six feet of water for the first time. I … Read moreHow Six Feet of Water Changed my Anxiety

Having a Real Love

I keep seeing these articles about having “almost love”. An “almost relationship”. Something that either wasn’t felt by both people in the relationship or a relationship that wasn’t allowed to develop fully in some way. That’s what I gather from these phrases. I didn’t have an “almost love or relationship” I had the full package. … Read moreHaving a Real Love

Having a Real Love

I keep seeing these articles about having “almost love”. An “almost relationship”. Something that either wasn’t felt by both people in the relationship or a relationship that wasn’t allowed to develop fully in some way. That’s what I gather from these phrases. I didn’t have an “almost love or relationship” I had the full package. … Read moreHaving a Real Love

When you Know, Let Them Go

When you know, you know. When you’ve put everything into your relationship and somehow suddenly it all goes spiraling out of control, you need to know that it is not down to you. When you have adapted and changed and taken on things which interest your partner to help them feel comfortable and  purposeful, you … Read moreWhen you Know, Let Them Go

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

Mix-ups, Malfunctions, and Misunderstandings

I woke this morning, as I do every morning, filled with the pleasant feeling of wholeness. My mind full of intention and purpose. My body at ease, reveling in the peace of a good night’s sleep. I wake every day with the sense that I could conquer the world. There is a moment, a second … Read moreMix-ups, Malfunctions, and Misunderstandings

When it Doesn’t Feel Good

When it doesn’t feel good to be me it’s hard to see the brighter side of life. When I’m told that I’m passionate and creative by people who hardly know me but I doubt myself so much I think it’s a lie. When even though I know how much I feel and how much I … Read moreWhen it Doesn’t Feel Good