To my inner teenager (part 3)

Dearest me, adolescent me, First know that you are loved, unconditionally, deeply and profoundly. You have carried my shame and burdens, without complaint. Thank you. You are my inspiration. My poet. My artist. My punker. My goth. My love of horror. My witch. My rebel. You are my dark crafty, creative side. Ever loving Edgar…

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.

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…

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…

Reiki (therapy Thursdays)

My hands are on fire. I can feel the energy pulsating through them. And as I quiet my mind. Slow my breathing. Connect to my body. I can hear the whispers. The information that flows to me, to help you. Reiki is much more than just tapping into the stream of universal energy for healing….

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…

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…

Can’t Say Haunting (Part of Psychosis and Spirituality)

The other night at work (the Crisis Stabilization Unit) a client awoke from a bad dream. It was extremely windy with rain and snow. The wind was audible. Whistling and moaning through the old building. It was unnerving, as if someone was with you. well, in this building that is almost always the case, some…

Fractured (Therapy Thursday)

When the soul endures more than it can fathom.  When the psychic can no longer remain intact.  The soul and psyche splinter, split and break.  Leaving pieces of ourselves behind. For some, different personas emerge to maintain. To keep the body intact. Each serving a role or function. Each entity breaks through the veil of the…

Therapy Thursday- Shadow

Oh, she makes your blood boil!  Just the sound of her voice, makes you want to scream. You can’t stand her.  Why? Because she is reflection of you. She is your shadow. I believe Debbie Ford has the best definition of shadow, she said, “The shadow contains all the parts of ourselves that we try to…

Therapy Thursday- Self Care part 1

You need to make time for you. You need to take care of you. If you don’t you end feeling exhausted, taken for granted, angry, hurt, jealous and that’s just a few.  And your self care has to come from the heart.  So often in my practice I listen to the stories why self doesn’t…