The Holy Dwells in Dark Places

(Prompt from Suzi Banks Baum @ http://www.rebellesociety.com/2017/01/16/suzibanksbaum-practice/)   When you lie in the dark Through sunset and sunrise Chalk ticks on the walls Marking time in your cell As if there would be an end Or that moments matter Forced into solitude Not by choice or free will Your only comrades The devils on guard…… Continue reading The Holy Dwells in Dark Places

My Sweet Girl

Finding contentment can be a struggle for me. I know we all struggle on some level. We are all at the mercy of the cards we’re dealt. Unfortunately, some of us end up with a crappy hand. My cards include mental and chronic illness and when those are added to the regular deck, well, it just…… Continue reading My Sweet Girl

Sharing this strong message from Journey Toward Healing.

Stranger In This World This is something I wrote on the 15th March 2016, and stumbled upon today. It applies just as much now as it did back then. Where do I belong? Why do I have this constant yearning to be anywhere bu… Source: Stranger In This World

Devilish World

The vow of silence is my crux I don the invisibility cloak I can no longer endure And must not be seen I am a squatter My duty to take leave I can no longer see Prospect for respite Granting its proximity My attempts to subsist In a realm of deception Futile to persist  …… Continue reading Devilish World

Momentary Detour from the Usual

Have you ever wished you could live in a different world? I like to watch silly sit-coms as a way to distract myself from myself. And I have decided that I want to live in Seinfeld world. Their world is full of laughter and true unconditional friendship. Each character’s unique personalities, quirks and faux-pas are…… Continue reading Momentary Detour from the Usual

No Rain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qVPNONdF58   Just want to share this song, No Rain, by Blind Melon. One of my favorites. It’s inconsistencies mimic my life with mental illness, with the upbeat rhythms and images combined with the sad and lonely tone of the lyrics. I have hoped for rain, although I adore the sun. When I am depressed,…… Continue reading No Rain

Truth and Lies (and how I survive)

I hear a lot of advice from people about how the key to health is to stay positive and count your blessings. You can choose to be sad or choose to be happy. You can choose to dwell on your pain or choose to focus on your abilities. Maybe, but walk in my shoes and…… Continue reading Truth and Lies (and how I survive)