The first time I ever remember losing consciousness I was 15 years old. I had watched an episode of Oprah where a young girl used self harm as a release for her pain and sadness. I just remember the footage of that young girl lying in the bathtub, cutting herself, and just... crying in despair. … Continue reading Strong Enough
According to Google, the fluttery feeling that we humans get when we are nervous is nothing more than our brains communicating their hopes and fears to our organs. Google says it's some sort of brain-gut connection via the vagus nerve and something to do with neurons along the brain-gut axis. Google also seems to think … Continue reading Butterflies and Lightning Bolts
Bet you didn't think you'd be hearing from me today! Yep, still alive. Today I'm here to tell ya'll to lean in. Feel all the feels.
The day that I discovered bodies in the freezer was the day that I began to seriously rethink my life choices... When I pulled back that first blanket all I could do was back away, shake my head wide-eyed, and whisper under my breath, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no..."
Sometimes someone hurts you in just the right way and day after day it... hurts. And then days turn into weeks and months and years and by then it’s a precious wound. It’s a heartbreak you can’t let go of because it hurts too good. After all, that pain has been yours for so long that it’s practically a part of you.
Acey (pronounced like "A + C") came to us from the racetrack. One unfortunate race day she became antsy like many hotblooded racehorses in the chutes... and she reared up suddenly smashing her head on an overhead bar leaving her fully trauma blind.
Marie Kondo, the author of The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, says that much can be learned about oneself from the items that remain AFTER one has discarded all items that do not spark joy.