Coming to Consciousness

The process of self-actualization is a bit like getting the feeling back in your legs after they've fallen asleep. But it's more like the numbing that wears off after a trip to the dentist, because as happy as you are to finally have the feeling back, there's also some pain. But the pain wears off … Continue reading Coming to Consciousness

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The Way We See Other

Sometimes we let our expectations blur our appreciation of each other. Sometimes we focus so much on the effort that we forget how to enjoy each other. Sometimes we feel so emotionally in debt, we stop investing in each other. Sometimes we need to pay less attention to how we're feeling about each other and … Continue reading The Way We See Other

Trauma Queen

I don't remember how long I was locked inside our backyard garden shed. I do remember the darkness inside didn't make the summer sun outside feel any cooler. I remember the air filling my lungs felt as thick as the engine sledge it smelled like. I remember being scared, but not being afraid to die. … Continue reading Trauma Queen