Author Archives: Impower You

Are You a Pathetic Loser?

-Pathetic. Loser. Freak. Ugly. Stupid. – I said these words to myself for most of my life.  My self hate was  learned from bullies at school, fashion magazines, TV and the internet. Luckily as I reached out of my comfort zone and sought help for depression, I found positive messages and was able to cultivate a […]

Grief is a Life Transformation

“Grief is a life transformation.” Grief is a powerful transformation. Losing our loved ones to death changes our life.   That person is no longer there, our plans together, our interactions and the future we saw with each other are gone.   All the times I’ve experienced grief have been different. Some times have been […]

Breathe Deeply, Softly, Hungrily

-Breathe deeply, softly, hungrily. – What will your intention be today? How will you start your morning? Or how will you rejuvenate a day that isn’t fulfilling your heart and mind? My intention is… ——————————————————————– ——————————————————   Want more? Print and enjoy my FREE COLORING BOOKS!

Taking Notes on Death

Healing and grieving.

8 Things You Must Do BEFORE Buckling Down to Write that Novel

Originally posted on J. A. Allen:
It happens all the time. People read a crappy?novel and think, hey, I can do better than that. A fraction of those people have an idea for a?plot that potential readers might find interesting—if it’s raining. And a Tuesday. Because people love reading on Tuesdays, especially if it’s less…

Writing is Healing and Opening

“Writing isn’t just being creative, it’s healing and opening.” Writing my book wasn’t easy. Sharing what had always felt so shameful was scary. Even so, I came to a point where I stopped feeling shameful and started understanding that depression is just as important as any serious illness. Suddenly I realized I was no longer […]

Much Love to ALL Are Welcome Here – Art

“Much love to ALL are welcome here!” I illustrated this after hearing too many stories and reading too many articles about the anti immigration, anti refugee propaganda that has increased in my country since a new president was elected to our government. I was raised to love and accept all people and hate is not […]

Nature Meditation for Depression

One of the many ways I’m healing my depression is through nature. I live in the city with lots of parks, canyons and the ocean, but it’s still mostly concrete, pollution and a constant rushing of life.  Since I don’t have many opportunities to escape into the mountains I escape into the garden where I […]

Anger and Love, Shaming and Mocking

My New Book is Here! “DIY Therapy: Healing Depression” is Finally Published

For several years I have been working on healing my depression. It’s been a bumpy journey, but is slowly bringing me home to my true self. For a few years now I have been sharing my healing process through my DIY Therapy posts, which are free to read, here on my blog. I’m elated to […]