Category Archives: Creating

The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Beef stew with root vegetables is cooking on the stove, along with a teapot of water for some chai tea.  I’m going to write the second post for NaBloPoMo. A few weeks ago, on a trip to the thrift store, … Continue reading

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Anxiety and creative expression

I think that I am finally making peace with my anxiety.  I had been trying for a long time to figure out how to get rid of it.  I was not sure I could. I wrote a comment on a … Continue reading

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The healing journey continues

This blog is rather multifunctional, but one of the primary reasons I write is because I’m on a healing journey and I write to chronicle the journey, in hopes that the things I’m learning about during this process might be … Continue reading

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On what it’s like for me to battle recurrent depression.

I’m in a good place now.  Taking care to take care of me.  Building on strengths, taking risks with making new friends. I wrote this piece over a year ago.  I had more than a few episodes of dark, self-destructive … Continue reading

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For DT

I was doing dishes after I read you’ll be packing up and heading home.  I still am waiting for the tears to stop flowing.  I’m not crying because you won’t be blogging anymore (and thanks for the heads up).  I’m … Continue reading

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