I Love My (Sick) Body

According to my mother, a part of me seemed “fragile” from the moment I was born.  Other pieces of mine such as strong spirit and an “I can do anything” attitude have done a lot to offset this truth in my life but nonetheless it was an accurate sensing. As a child I was often…

I Married Myself

Despite the fact that I had already been on a self-love journey for about seven years, a little over a year ago I realized that in many ways I was still more devoted to my partner than I was to myself. Don’t get me wrong, I have a really big heart and I enjoy nurturing…

Autism Diagnosis at 32

I fear that nothing I write here will do justice to the validation I felt when I heard these words. It was one of the best moments of my life.  Not because of the particular label necessarily, just the fact that I had finally been given one for the feelings I had been experiencing for…

Why I Eat 100% Organic

When I first read about organic food 12 years ago I was really excited.  As a lifelong lover of all things natural and healthy, I eagerly ran out to the stores in search of this super clean food.  At the time there was much, much less available than there is now but nonetheless I quickly…

I Am Afraid

I am afraid that no one will ever understand me I am afraid that everyone thinks I am crazy I am afraid of your judgment   I am afraid that there is something wrong with me I am afraid that I am broken and that I can never be fixed I am afraid that I…

Vegan for Eight Years

I became vegan eight years ago in May of 2009.  I did it because I thought it would help me heal from some health issues I had been struggling with.  Although it has definitely lent a hand in various improvements made over time, I have continued to battle with my health nonetheless. But that is…

Extreme Empathy

Sometimes I really question how I am ever supposed to “make it” through a “normal” length of life here on this planet when after 34 years I am still traumatized and sobbing over the fact that I just saw a spider in my kitchen with a very small bug dangling from its tentacles.  Ten minutes…

Here Goes…..

It has been almost four years since I have posted here.  So hello, lol. I have been going through so much.  Oh.My.Goodness. I guess that for a long while I assumed that at some point after my life “got better” that I would start writing here again.  The thing is, life is super uncertain and…

Let It Fall

Let it fall to the ground I know it hurts It is a struggle to let it go To lose what you care for so much But there is no real loss Just the illusion that what escapes is you And you can never be gone For you are eternal Nothing has any power over…

Tulips!!!!!!

It’s that time of year again!  As some of you already know, my most favorite flower is the tulip!  And every year, I make a post dedicated to this particular blossom because it is just so beautiful and I want to share it! Seriously though, when is the last time you went and played with…

Happy Earth Day – Let’s Spread LOVE

I very much appreciate a day being set aside to celebrate and help heal the earth.  I know this earth day post is a couple of days late, but honestly, that works out perfectly for me.  You see, to me every, single day is earth day.  I am sure you have heard people (including me)…

Cry

Holding back is fear; to cry is to be courageous  Forget society Shed your tears There is no weakness in being true to your emotions To let them go is to be free Ignore all stereotypes, silly creations of the mind Let the rain fall down It is a beautiful thing Powerful.  Strong.  Bold.  Precious….