Category Archives: Joy

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

Posted in ADD, adult child of alcoholics, adult survivors of abuse, Bipolar, Bipolar Misdiagnosis, Borderline Personality Disorder, Child abuse, Complex-PTSD, Connection, Creating, Creativity, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Healing, Hope, Joy, Mindfulness, Moods, Peace, Personal growth, R.D. Laing, Sadness, Soul, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, The Myth of Mental Illness, Thomas Szasz | Tagged , , , | 9 Comments

Okay 2014, bring it on!

I’ve been already blessed this second day of 2014. I have a package coming from a the wilds of Maine…a dear internet friend of mine sent me a handmade gift and I’m as excited as a little girl on her … Continue reading

Posted in Joy, Personal growth, Radical Acceptance, Seeking the sacred, spirituality, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Untethered Soul | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Sometimes I’m not a nice person

Sometimes I’m not a nice person. I know that. I accept that about me. Since I don’t expect anyone to understand me, except me, I will do what I need to do to tend to my own stuff and stay … Continue reading

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I dreamed you into being

I Dreamed You Into Being I dreamed you into being, so many years ago. An injured young girl’s desperate wish, for a love that does not hurt. I saw you first in a song, my bridge over troubled waters. I … Continue reading

Posted in Healing, Hope, Joy, Love, Poetry, Seeking the sacred, Self-affirming | Tagged | 2 Comments

And that’s how I’d like to be remembered

This is the conclusion of the series of blog posts I wrote about the death of my daughter’s first grade teacher.  You can read part I here The Great Mrs. Parker: November 13, 2009: The funeral home for Mrs. Parker … Continue reading

Posted in Death, Grief and Loss, Healing, Highly Sensitive Person, Hope, Joy, Love, Lovingkindness, Making meaning, Seeking the sacred, Soul, spirituality, Trauma | 1 Comment