Most People Don’t Give A Shit (And That’s A Good Thing!)

When in pain, it may seem like others just flat-out don’t care. Good news: they don’t! Uhhh…how is that good news? Good question. It’s not that others don’t think they care. Most of us see ourselves as authentically compassionate, authentically empathetic, authentically…well, authentic. But are we? When you pick up any self-help book, listen to any motivational tape, or get fired up by the words of a motivational speaker…whose voice are you hearing? The author’s or speaker’s, obviously. But here’s the thing… What you’re actually hearing is an amalgam of their upbringing, training,… Read More

Depression: The Only Way Out Is Through

THERE IS A DOOR. Gargoyles and gorgons and gremlins stand guard. The firm hand of trauma or brain chemistry or genetics shoves you through. The door slams behind you with a deafening clang. WELCOME TO HELL. THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH. Gnarled, withered trees and weather-beaten rock formations greet you. Your own psyche, eroded and embittered and erased. Your memories after centuries of acid rain. You, you. Everywhere you look is you. THE ONLY WAY OUT IS THROUGH. Step. Step. Step. Dead dessicated branches. Now the slurp-slurp-slurp of a fetid bog…. Read More


Breathe. Whisper this to yourself. Tattoo it on your heart. Breathe. Forget your tangled thicket of thought. Forget your confusion, and your doubt, and your fear. Forget all that isn’t you… …and BREATHE. In. Out. Hold. Repeat. Follow your breath through every step of its journey. Accompany it as it enters your lungs. Feel yourself expand, bigger, bigger, so much bigger than what troubles you. Hold it. Revel in its fullness. Then exhale… …and let go. Fill up. Let go. Repeat. Such is the rhythm of healing. Honor your pain. Honor your anxiety. But… Read More

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Now that physical abuse is in the limelight and punishable by law, abusers have resorted to more insidious forms of control. The effects are just as destructive, more enduring, and more difficult to overcome.

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