Digornio frozen pizza saved my life. The first ingredient is probably something we can’t pronounce but for me, it was an affordable, delicious way to re-gain the weight that magically disappeared when the world shut down. In 2020, I was in three unhealthy relationships. Digornio gave me the strength to leave all of them. I…Read more Bon Appetite
Roughly twenty years ago I tripped over this book on the floor of Bunch of Grapes; a shop on the vineyard. Later that night I succumbed to the most nurturing, nourishingly magical idea of moving to the farthest corner of the country, getting lost in a forest dripping with moss and being adopted by the…Read more Wild
Don’t settle. Beggars can’t be choosers. Ignoring your needs is self-abandonment. You are worthy. You are enough. 10000 Ways to Improve Yourself Be grateful for what you have. Don’t let complacency steal your dreams. Or, my current personal favorite: His name is Perrier 👍🏼 How are we supposed to recognize that a mattress on the…Read more Mixed Signals
Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away- Cheap Trick I surrender all to you-Hymn Be transformed by the renewal-Romans 12 Give me your heart-Proverbs 23 For the past five years I’ve traded in resolutions for intentions. Resolutions always seem to fizzle out shortly after the epiphany, or the realization that we’ve set a goal for…Read more Surrender
Who’s Your Daddy?
Nobodies Daughter photo credit Nathan Vines “I’m a marketing genius.”-Paris Hilton “I’m a very important genius.”-Donald Trump “I always wanted what mom and dad had.”-Kim Kardashian “I have to work really hard to get the record deal.-Taylor Swift “Modeling is really what I do during my free time. It’s fun for me, so it doesn’t…Read more Who’s Your Daddy?
Your roots teach us The meaning and stability of secure attachment That through grounding We too can grow Your leaves invite us To trust the cyclical nature of life That surrender is not goodbye But rather a requirement for evolution Your buds, blossoms and seeds Remind us to feed ourself And thank, not only the…Read more Shinrin-Yoku
Photo credit: Nathan Vines Once upon a time, I tried explaining my ‘container belief’ theory to my therapist. For whatever reason, when I’m the client, I lose all capacity to make rational sense and instead ramble on in half-baked metaphors loosely beaten with full blown emotion. She’s somehow always understood me and for that I’ll…Read more Believe
Photo credit: Nathan Vines The ones you made in the wall Where we compressed unanswered questions Between skin and printed memories Incomplete stories Haunt the space that embraces What’s left Inside the holes made In your body A bloody cave Seeps into the empty tomb Feeling up Necrotic wombs Breeding generations of unhealed wounds Where…Read more Holes
For several years I was a mental health consultant and assessor on a multidisciplinary team addressing school and community threats made by kids; all of whom, we discovered, as absolutely no surprise to me, were suffering from untreated trauma. Trauma, as I define it, is anything that separates us from love. I will shout love…Read more Shavasana
According to folks in recovery, if we’re about to run straight into the arms of our next fix we should H.A.L.T.; as in stop and think about it for a second. Common sense, right? Instead of drinking, snorting, cutting, starving, shopping, smoking, sexting, eating, beating or getting into yet another disastrous relationship, we should ask…Read more H.A.L.T