The Recovery Fallacy

Personal growth isn't rewriting your history or changing the inherent essence of who you are but it can feel just as scary. Denying that I have a problem might have temporarily sheltered me from this fear, but also prevented me from realizing my strengths I could use to help me through it.

Healing

To Healing The price of entry isn't more pain. It's not proving your suffering - No proof-of-pain needed at the door. You don't need to justify your worth or you appearance here. There's no secret passcode or VIP invitation, Healing is not something you have to earn. Healing invites you in with open arms. It [...]

Healing? It’s a lot of Work

Note to self: It feels like a lot of work because it is. It feels exhausting because it is. Don’t minimize what you’re doing for yourself. It’s almost like raising yourself from scratch. It’s like starting over. It’s major construction, excavation and strengthening. It is a ton of work. It’s taking your young self’s hand and [...]

Hopeful Habit Changing

Two weeks in to January might seem a little late to be posting about "New Years Resolutions" but harbouring mixed feelings about the whole endeavour is exactly why I'm not calling these "resolutions" at all but rather "habits" or affirmations. I recognize that no one changes over night - people don't just wake up on [...]

18 Things I Learned in 2018

Without going into too much detail, I'll just say that this past year has been one of the toughest of my life. No real "resolutions" here per se, just bringing the important lessons with me, leaving behind the past, and moving forward with personal growth and self discovery in the upcoming year (and whatever those [...]