Tag Archive | healing

Getting Free

I am a warrior, and I will fight for my inner peace to the death. My battle with depression as an adult – thankfully – is not the same as it was when I was 14. 20 years ago (sheesh, 20 years?) I felt I had absolutely nothing to live for.  I’d tried cutting my […]

Book Review: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

“You ain’t strong like she is. You got a soul that cain’t be still. Your mama did too at one time, but she wrestled it down. Yours look like it’s running you.” Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is a collection of short stories that speak life to the complexities of Black […]

Go to the River (unfinished)

I stood at the river bank and envied the water. Despite the scattering of debris left by my careless fellow humans, the water flowed, disturbed yet determined. Twisting, turning. Making paths around, over and through plastic water bottles, lost toys and a used condom. I longed to be like the river, to keep to my […]

Letting Go: The Ex Files

I found this just browsing my writings. I wrote it near the end of September 2013. Don’t know why I never posted it, but I like it. I hope you do too… I had dinner with my ex two weeks ago. The ex. The woman to whom no one else could ever compare. She was […]

Untitled – Because Peace is a Process and I’m still learning

Starting about three weeks ago, as Life tends to do, my ability to maintain inner peace in the midst of chaos was tested to a brand new level. In a matter of two weeks – exactly seven days apart, actually – I stood nose-deep in heartache. One immediate family member was diagnosed with cancer, and […]

Activism and Post-Traumatic Peace

“[…]there’s no single answer that will solve all of our future problems. There’s no magic bullet. Instead there are thousands of answers–at least. You can be one of them if you choose to be.” – Octavia Butler “A balanced spiritual life means taking time out to nurture yourself. Taking time to meditate, pray, and to […]

Lighthouses

 “Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.” ~Anne Lamott We are all here to heal and aid ourselves and each other. We are all healers. But I think some people are more naturally in tune with their healing power. Like a lighthouse aids boats […]