Self-Talk

The way we talk to ourselves reflects how we view ourselves. We often do it without thinking, the little comments that fall out of our mouths whispered under our breath are quickly forgotten as we move from one moment to the next swept up by the busyness of the day. Only when we become awareContinue reading “Self-Talk”

All I Know

my breathing has changed over the years I breathe from my belly instead of my chest trying to fill my scarred airways with the opportunity to open up no matter the difficulty a little struggle with air I don’t know anything differently these days I am grateful air flows without blockage every time I hearContinue reading “All I Know”

Creative Spark

The books I read Inspire me To see reality A little differently Remind me why I love to write To make everything Seem more bright To look into the sky And feel myself settling Into the ground With the soles Of my feet With a pen In my hand Connecting to my soul Creating somethingContinue reading “Creative Spark”

murphy’s law

murphy’s law, a man whispered to himself as he walked away from me nothing went wrong, not really. it’s only how he perceived his small error to be this moment sticks with me, playing in my mind at random times over a couple of days. what was predicted to go wrong went wrong, now whereContinue reading “murphy’s law”

this time of year

I try to remember to breathe not to let these moments slip past me. Not overeating at dinner because I know the leftovers will be just as good if not better. Having memorable conversations, remembering that everyone is going through their own things and feelings are valid, including my own. The older I get, theContinue reading “this time of year”

wordless day

I stayed in the mountains spent some time by myself to read and write and relax silence scared me or so I thought pushing back the noise of every day life to embrace to silence of a still room made me uncomfortable at first I finished a few books and scribbled down a couple ofContinue reading “wordless day”

the height of spooky season

the halloween candy is all gone the shelves are bare the last minute shoppers kick themselves for not buying in it sooner the holiday section will be christmas themed by tomorrow tonight kids and teenagers roam the neighborhood streets in-search of king-sized candy wearing costumes many adults do not understand for the children television referencesContinue reading “the height of spooky season”

dentist ptsd

I ground myself in the chair pushing the thoughts out of my mind as best I can knowing they’re forever ingrained in my body I shake I cry communication makes me feel safe communication makes me laugh I don’t always have to live in the past the present can be a little joyful mostly bearableContinue reading “dentist ptsd”

Moon in Full

October’s chill hits my skin. I step out into the night, my barefoot on the cold wood. Moon so crystal clear, so pretty, so bright. I gasp at the sight of the shine. How clearly I can make out its craters. It reminds me of the midday sun. I try to snap a photo butContinue reading “Moon in Full”