Category Empowering Discussions

This Never Had to Happen

The hate rally in Charlottesville , VA has killed at least one person. The white supremist terrorist rally never had to happen. White supremists are terrorists and continue to hold power because people would rather be distracted than take action and be the change they want deep inside.  Hate speech should not be covered in […]

Self Love Revolution

Together and one by one,  we can revolutionize the world with self love! How does that work? When you love yourself unconditionally,  it’s easier to show compassion and love to others.   Self love isn’t “retail therapy” or going to a spa. It’s an internal attitude and belief system. You are imperfectly perfect. You only […]

Grief & Grieving

Originally posted on The Treasure Trove:
Of all the people in my life who have passed away that have been close to me, it has all been from the big C.  My guess is that each of us knows at least one person who has suffered from cancer. Some, like a dear cousin of mine…

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 […]

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…

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 […]