Chasing the Light

I’m at the bottom of the pit again. My eyes strain to search for light.  At first, I panic. I claw at the dirt and my chest tightens in fear. How did I get here? Why now? Why am I not strong enough to stay buoyant and light?  My body knows what’s happening, but my…

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The Isolating Power of Shame

  Earlier this month I announced I would write on the topic of shame. Little did I know that we would be walking through this together. I uncovered a new layer of trauma in counseling and I can’t stop going over the tendrils of shame that still try to sink their way into my thought…

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The Posture of Vulnerability

Yesterday was one of those days where I viewed most of my interactions through the lens of past hurts. A work email, a misunderstanding with a friend, a rejection in my writing, a trigger to my trauma. I started wrestling with old lies that rear their ugly heads sometimes: “You’re not qualified, you’re not welcome,…

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