lost

I want to talk about those days we wake up feeling lost, right down to the marrow of our bones.   I want to talk about those days when the lost feeling doesn’t shift, despite all of our best intentions and practices and life. I want to talk about feeling lost without the need for antidotes…

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Trauma & Co. 

Trauma & Co. is a new project for sharing words and art on trauma and the complex intersections of being human.  It is a project which will be built on the foundations of  Community Connection Compassion Complexities… …holding space for all the co-existing complex intersections trauma holds within our human experience – including mental health,…

do you remember?

do you remember the night we saw forever stretched out before us, bare and pure, like we didn’t know time could rip us apart, unceremoniously and all too suddenly? i do. do you remember how love looked without the claw marks we made as we fought to keep hold of a future already in our…

50 of the thousands of lessons my 20s taught me

While some of these lessons have lodged somewhere deep inside, many of them I have learned and unlearned and relearned again and will continue learning for the rest of my life. So with five days until I turn 30, here are just 50 of the thousands of lessons my 20s have taught me, with heartfelt thanks to every person who has helped teach me over the last ten years, and lifetime, whether you knew you were helping or not.

Who am I?

Who am I? I’m someone who feels deeply, who in any given moment feels and holds multiple conflicting, contrasting, complimentary and complex emotions, sensations, experiences, all at once and separately in individual layers, together and apart. I’m someone who believes that we, all of us, as unique and connected and complex human beings, have an…

other days

Some days I can’t find the words to tell you all the ways I am barely breathing. Some days I don’t have words to explain the panic attack that forced me to remain indoors and to shut out the world for it was the only option I had to regain my breath and remember how…

a heart and a hand

I don’t have a lot, but I have a heart and a hand, and you can hold onto them for as long as you need. I don’t have a lot, but I am rooted firmly in the ground and I grow and I grow, even when I am falling back to the earth. I fall…