Category Archive: mental health


it was the year that taught me to find my backbone again — to dig away the anger and hostility, to scrape away the hurt, and to shoo the pity party out the… Continue reading


“you’ll survive this,” they’ll all tell you. you’ll shake your head yes. you’ll get up the next day, moving through the motions. surviving. “you’ll survive this,” they’ll all say when the next year rolls… Continue reading

opening your skin

isn’t the way your demons will crawl out, and it won’t give an escape to your bad thoughts. that comes with opening your heart, opening your soul. it comes with fighting hate with… Continue reading

tuesday morning.

you will meet people. you will meet raging storms and gentle wildflowers. you will meet wild avalanches and calm seas. you will meet rushing waters and cracked lightning. you will meet towering forests… Continue reading

4:10 pm.

I fall in love a little bit with every person I meet — their eyes, their heart, their passions. I see the good and I cling to it. and maybe that’s my biggest… Continue reading

to the hurt,

I’m sitting down with you today. I’m sitting down with you and we’re drinking coffee. “what is it today?” I don’t know what to say. I acknowledge your bags; you’re planning to stay… Continue reading

a garden.

I once had a garden that only blossomed on dark thoughts – self-deprication, self-harm, self-hate – but they needed constant attention, and one day I decided I had better things to do. so… Continue reading


sometimes I wish I could go back to a few moments, not to change anything, just to feel that way again. there’s something about the first time you stand in a field of… Continue reading

love language. 

I once dated a guy who spoke in touch;His love language was fluent, And one I struggled to learn. That same guy dated a girl who Loved in time. She’d drive an hour… Continue reading

for awhile,

everything hurt. it was a dull ache that manifested itself throughout my veins and settled within my bones. until one day, a voice inside my head leaned in and whispered, “you have to… Continue reading