Loss? It hurts. It hurts deep—and wide. It cuts in ways we can never anticipate. It feels like a renting of the soul—a tearing away of something so vital we often feel empty in response. Saying goodbye to loved ones, leaves us reeling. Dizzy. Absent. There’s no magic wand, you know? There’s no invocation that will … Continue reading A Time to Be Born and a Time to Die: Coping with Loss
Blame. Indifference. Bias. Ignorance. Shame. Judgement. They’re comfortable—easy. They’re what we run to when the unfamiliar ruffles our perspective. They’re what we resort to when we forget that ‘we the people’ means all of us and not just some of us. Comfortable IS easy but growth, healing and love are lasting. They alter trajectories and … Continue reading Run From What’s Comfortable
I hope today you acknowledge the breadth of your awesome. I hope you cling to hope and optimism even in the face of doubt and despair. I hope you discover how beautiful and special you are and that you'll not only believe it but live like you do. I hope you find the silver lining. … Continue reading Because You Owe Yourself Love | Hugs and Fist Bumps
When a smile feels more like a grimace. When a compliment is tinged with cruelty. When blame and accusation cloud truth and integrity. When lies are rampant. When words become weapons. When you are vilified for choosing you especially when you desperately need it. When you're treated like a burden instead of the blessing you … Continue reading When Love Is Absent, It’s Time To Go
I laughed last night til I broke. Til the cracked damns of life receded into the shores of bright tomorrows and sparkling horizons.