I feel lonely around most people, but not in nature. In nature I’m in the presence of a true friend.
During my 4th and final psychiatric hospitalization, I remember lying in my hospital room crying uncontrollably. The blood-stained bandage over my left forearm hid a self-inflicted wound; a message carved with a blade reading "LIFE SUCKS." I was 17 years old and struggling with Major Depression, anxiety, and passive suicidal ideations. By then I had… Continue reading Depressed, But Not Broken
In my journey of personal transformation, I've learned the things we desire most, like wealth, love, and happiness, don't happen by accident, but by consistently practicing thoughts and habits that align with those states of being. Many of us are waiting for circumstances to change on their own so that we can feel better; as a… Continue reading Choose Love. Choose Joy.
What is Love? Love: a loaded word with extremely subjective meaning. Some of us see the word and feel inspired, while others of us are triggered by memories of disappointment, abandonment, or an extreme sense of longing. Love, despite its subjectivity, is a universal concept. People all over the world are reaching for alignment with it… Continue reading 3 Signs You Aren’t Loving Yourself
The mind is an interesting and somewhat crowded place. It houses all of our memories, our thoughts, and our emotions. It is also our body’s biological operational manual and manager, carrying enormous amounts of information and sending out thousands (if not millions) of directives to cells responsible for stimulating the action of every gland, organ,… Continue reading The Enemy in the Mind
Why did I leave Facebook for a while? Why did I break from Social Media (or social mediocrity as I call it now...haha)? What did I do during that time? What did I learn? I traveled and saw parts of the world I never thought I'd see. I read books and expanded my breadth of… Continue reading When a Flower Blooms in a Dark Room…
Have you ever tried to outrun your shadow? As a child I would pretend my shadow was chasing me as I ran down the street. My shadow’s pace was in sync with my own, quickening or slowing down as I did. Sometimes I would come to a complete stop to see if it would continue… Continue reading Shadows
I sat in my therapist’s office feeling defeated; tears were welling up in my eyes. In a stern voice he says, “Come on; don’t dissolve into tears! Let it out.” He motioned towards an empty chair. He wanted me to pretend a certain person was sitting in it, and to yell and scream at the… Continue reading The Great Wall of Anger