Thoughts and Feelings – What To Do?

There is no doubt that just as our thoughts are energy, so are our feelings and sometimes it’s difficult to differentiate between the two of them. Especially with those thoughts, those feelings we consider to be negative ones. Take for example, the feeling of shame. It’s a feeling that engenders a whole slew of thoughts. […]

Be Present – Be Here

This is perhaps the greatest challenge of the abused child. At a young age, we learn to survive by not being present – by going away somewhere else. And yet, perhaps we are more truly present than others. Able to step out of the flow of “how are you? I’m fine”, we live in a […]

A Fenced-in Garden

To be still in quietness in crowds Stillness as centered heart place The stillness of the mind can only happen in the stillness of the heart The heart can be the gate of the mind The gate needs to be closed or the mind simply allows all and everything to enter its courtyard Better to […]

My Choice / Your Choice

Two souls drink out of the same stream. One is refreshed and strengthened to continue their journey, the other curses the circumstances that have led them to drink from a stream rather than in the comfort of a home. One says a prayer of thankfulness and blesses the stream for her gift. One stands up […]

Pay Attention to Your Friendships.

“Choose your friends wisely” we were taught when young. And yet, looking back on it, that advice was more about not hanging out with those who smoked, drank or did drugs, skipped school or got pregnant. Not that those are behaviours to ignore but in the long run, they were asking us to focus on […]


Yesterday I took it off the shelf in my bedroom from its place of honour. I sat on the floor holding it tenderly in my hands remembering the time I sat outside the city gates dirty and broken while you passed by gathering your skirts so nothing of you would come in contact with who […]


Life presents us with opportunities to grow. Confronts us with our own places of fear sheds light on those things we keep in shadow wanting to give us the opportunity to cheer. To cheer ourselves beyond the limitations to move us out of our comfort zone to expose us to new situations all the while […]

A Hunger for More

We have carried the pain of generations in our bones throughout our life the very blood, the most minuscule of particles that makes us this particular woman remembers all who went before us Too often we have pretended to be fine to please those around us to allow this world to think that everything is […]

She Who Walks in Beauty

Something different for you today, dear Readers. A recording of my signature poem, “Walk in Beauty”

Here’s the thing about social anxiety

So, here’s the thing about social anxiety. It bites you in the ass when you least expect it. At the end of a good day, you sit on the couch, or lay in bed, and you just want to die. Yeah, not because anything bad has happened, but because you’ve used up every ounce of […]