To all the haters, judgers, predators, and so on (part 2)

To all the predators, violators, manipulators, haters, judgers, silencers, watchers, persecutors, and those who failed to speak up. To all those who sat in silence and watched my self-destruction. Judged me. Held me accountable for my self-hatred, without seeing the broken, lost soul screaming for love, attention and help. For those who saw me as…

Letters (Therapy Thursdays- part 1)

Letters are a way for us to look at deep pains and wounds, in the safety and containment of ourselves, in the places we feel safest. Letters allow us to look inward at the places we need to hold the most.  The places we need to tend to, to create change and movement.

And do you think this is awakening ?(psychosis and spirituality)

Hello, Thank you for reading and joining me down this rabbit hole. That still produces more questions than answers. I have read several articles that discuss psychosis and psychotic breaks as a spiritual awakening.  I think that is a beautiful thought and idea. However, in working in mental health, I haven’t experienced a person who…

Power of Play (Therapy Thursday)

As adults we forget how much play does for us.  As children it comes easy.  It’s just something we do, without much thought.  It’s how we pass the time, learn, explore and grow.  As adults we find other ways to pass the time, learn, explore and grow.  Forgetting the magic of play.  Play for adults…

Digital Dilemma (Psychosis and Spirituality)

It’s the busyness that kills us.  I sit down to write, to edit, to organize my thoughts in a presentable manner and then I get sucked into the madness of the digital world.  I check emails and reply to them.  I check Facebook and post.  I scroll through the posts, clicking on links.  Watching videos….

Using your Dreams for Guidance (Therapy Thursday)

Dreams are our portal to our souls.  Dreams can provide massive insight into our lives.  You might not realize it but while you are dreaming, your dreams are answering the questions you pounder and ask while you are awake. Often times in the language of the subconscious, but with some practice you’ll be decoding your…

Broken pieces (psychosis and spirituality)

Piece by piece. Part by part. Like a trail of tear, we leave pieces of ourselves behind Easier to run then to stay. We hate being in pain. We avoid it at all costs. Magic heals. Belief heals. Desire heals. We heal.  We unconsciously emit our wounds and traumsa. They seep out affecting our perceptions…

Depression (Therapy Thursday)

We fear those emotions that we do not like to feel. As if by feeling them they will consume, swallow and change us. This fear is not unfounded. I have been swallowed by depression. Consumed with grief. Changed from melancholy. It’s the dark that we fear. The being caught in quicksand with no life rope….

The Art of Dissociation (psychosis and spirituality)

Her eyes are empty as she tells the story of her rape. His face blank has he tells the story of years of torture and abuse. To some, they may seem cold and distant. Unemotional. I see self-preservation. I see the self, the soul, the body doing everything it can to save its self. To…

What affects you- really? Are you an empath? (Therapy Thursday)

Do you know what affects you? How you engage with the world? Are you in tune with how move through the world? Some people are incredibly introspective and self aware. Adjusting and shifting every opportunity they have. Others seem oblivious to how they affect other or how others affect them. Focused on themselves, loosing sight…

28 days of courage- Day 1

Hello,  Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone? To shine and be seen in all your beauty? Well, I am, and I’d love for you to join me! I’m wonderful at letting others shine and not so good at shining  (that whole being seen and vulnerable).  We, humans, don’t like being exposed,…

Lines and Labels (Psychosis and Spirituality)

I sat with intake after intake at the community mental health crisis center. I sit with clients in my office. And each presents a different story. A different set of life situations. And each deals with traumas and dreams that affect their daily life. Some have been labeled bipolar, schizophrenic, manic-depressive and others are nothing…