Wellness Wednesday: Back to the Wild

There is nothing like going to the sea that brings me back to my wild nature. I try to hold onto it as best as I can. I am also reading Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD, a Jungian psychoanalyst. It is absolutely beautiful, food for the soul, with its [...]

Time Grows Short

  Suspended and weightless Swept away, breathless I disappear Time stalls and stops At sea   I can't believe I'm going to be 30 soon... pretty much nothing in my life has turned out how I thought it would, but that's ok. Overall I really can't complain-- other than about my anxiety I suppose. After [...]

“There are worlds within worlds”

The seemingly smallest and most fragile of things still thrive, grow, and remain after storm, Winter, and frost. Endeavor to remain unbound by your perception of what is probable. Focus more on what is possible. You may find your life quite limitless.

Relational Trauma: Soft Exterior Masks Silent Rage

With this short break between summer classes and the fall semester, I have had a lot of time to reflect. That can be good and bad. Nature has always been a safe haven for me. I remember running to the large garden in my backyard and hiding among the blossoms as a child to get [...]

Even Storms Pass

You may feel like the storm, constantly twisting and turning in on itself and dissolving. You may worry that this storm will destroy you and that you'll disappear afterward too. Storms can be beautiful, but you are not the storm. You are the entire atmosphere.

Musings from a Lake

I'm sitting on Lake Latonka by myself and I'm reminded of how crazy life is. If not for my Dad's job, I would have no desire to be in western Pennsylvania, and likely would have never come here. I haven't been so far north in a long time. I can't tell if the weather is [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Family and Boundaries

Don't let anyone rob you of your zen. Most people have at least one person who can easily get under their skin by a harsh comment or a sharp look, and more often than not these people are part of the family. It cuts deep when a parent shows disappointment or disgust with a choice [...]