Why didn’t you just leave?

“Fear has a large shadow, but he himself is small.” Ruth Gendler People have asked me why I didn’t leave sooner. It is not an easy answer and for a long time I had no answer. I would pretend to and I would dance around it, offering all sorts of excuses and false wisdom. ButContinue reading “Why didn’t you just leave?”

Sunshine and roses… and unicorns.

“Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgement, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘you’re not alone.’” Brené Brown “How are you?” “I’m holding up fine. How are you?” “Hanging in there.” And so the conversation goes. ButContinue reading “Sunshine and roses… and unicorns.”

Trusting the broken instincts.

“For it is only when we see the full extent of the damage that we can go about fixing it. Becoming whole again. Cautiously, optimistically, gloriously whole again.” In the past four years I have met many new people. Each of them have affected me in different ways and contributed to my growth. I haveContinue reading “Trusting the broken instincts.”