Category Archives: Broke Down Spirit

Accepting when it’s hard.

Yesterday, my best internet friend needed a month-long break from me. Not a couple of days, not a couple of weeks. But a whole month. I have separation anxiety. I know this is stupid and irrational. I KNOW I’d been … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Broke Down Spirit, Connection, Disconnection, Friendship, Grief and Loss, Healing, Healthy detachment, Highly Sensitive Person, Mindfulness, Moods, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Sadness, True Self, Trust | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

I like living

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” ~ Agatha Christie I write a lot about … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Broke Down Spirit, Death, Life, suicidal pain, Suicide | Leave a comment

Dancing with the pain

I wrote this to a trusted friend about two days ago: “I’m unwell. It doesn’t seem to matter how much I want to be well…it doesn’t matter what i read or listen to, or make art or write or play … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, anxiety, Brene Brown, Broke Down Spirit, Child abuse, Compassion, Complex-PTSD, Connection, consciousness, depression, Disconnection, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Regulation, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Highly Sensitive Person, Love, Robert Augustus Masters | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The ongoing healing process

Most of my family used to be energy vampires.  Sometimes, my husband has been.  Maybe, at times, I have been too.  I know, right now, I’m depleted, and it’s partly thyroid but more probably adrenal fatigue from trauma and pushing … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Authentic Personality, Broke Down Spirit, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Complex-PTSD, consciousness, depression, Emotional Self-Regulation, Emotionally Absent Mother, Grief and Loss, Hope, Love, Mindfulness, Personal growth, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, Trauma, trauma recovery, True Self | 2 Comments

Pretty hate machine

A song came to mind yesterday when I was thinking about a fellow bloggers post: Human Potential, Human Cruelty (Or: How Meditation and Behavioral Therapy Kept Me From A Killing Spree) He wrote: “As a punk kid coming up with seemingly … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Broke Down Spirit, Buddhism, Complex-PTSD, Connection, depression, Disconnection, Grief and Loss, Highly Sensitive Person, Mindfulness, Motherhood, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Shame, Tara Brach | Tagged | 2 Comments