Qualm vs anxiety

Would my anxiety Prefer to go by qualm Would such a word ease My sweaty shaky hands that betray me when I write My jack hammer heart about to break free from my chest to run away and hid under the bed. The words that get caught in my throat and then stammer out Would…

Crushed

Broken and bruised demolished into ruin-conquered annihilated * Smashed and Shattered desolate despair anguished soul heart races and then stops * leaking oozing tears Body consumed with heartache crushed soul rebuilds heart Come back often for more Emotions Haiku

Staying stuck- Therapy Thursdays

I really don’t know what I am doing. I jumped without a parachute. And as I am falling. I am freaking out. Scrambling. Searching. Closing my eyes and praying. What the f*ck did I just do? I have sat in this place of misery. The burnout The fatigue. The drain. The exhaustion. I have wallowed…

A Healer, A Shaman and A Catholic (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I was blessed to be able to interview a few people about their thoughts and feelings about psychosis and spirituality.  Here is what I learned: Robin Wiggs the phenomenal healing owner of Alchemy of Light. My spiritual beliefs:  I was brought up in a Christian home and while, even as a child, many of the teachings…

Nightmares and the manifestation of fear in dreams- Therapy Thursday

And so it happened again. The nightmare that comes every so often shaking you to the core. Or perhaps it’s THAT dream. The one that haunts you throughout your day. Wither nightmare or dream, you cannot shake the images and no matter how hard to try, you still feel unsettled.

A dream- Psychosis and Spirituality

I had a profound dream. Neo from the Matrix- looking very Men In Black.  Was psychosis and he said to me, “It’s all relative.” Psychosis is all relative. How we see the world is all relative. How we interact is all relative. Spirituality is all relative. Life is all relative. Mind blown. I have spent…

Empath’s Tool Kit- Therapy Thursday

Tools to help: 1.     Know you. Awareness and acknowledgement. Listen to your gut.  Address your needs.  It is easy to become a sponge sucking up everyone’s emotions and losing your own.  Know when you are overwhelmed.  Know when to set boundaries.  Know when you need time to decompress and sort through the web of emotions…

Possession (Psychosis and Spirituality)

How do we define psychosis? According the Merriam Webster, psychosis is, “a serious mental illness (such as schizophrenia ) characterized by defective or lost contact with reality often with hallucinations or delusions” How do we define spirituality? According to Merriam Webster spiritualism is, “the view that spirit is a prime element of reality.” Not very…