Sit with it
In many ways, we’ve been brought up to quiet any talk or thoughts regarding the state of our own mental health. Emotions are labeled as good and bad. As kids we are often told that we are okay rather than asked. As adults we’ve formulated a robotic response of “I’m okay” when asked. If we…
Alternative storytelling #16
No words today, just missing my farm friends.
Alternative storytelling #15
Waves crash, words break, sunlight dances on my skin. Feelings pass, emotions shake, and I dive deep within. There are textures, sounds, stillness, and peace, and on the flip side, there is destruction. But here I sit, surrendering to all of it, as the ocean charms me with her seduction. *photos taken by me*
I learned a couple of things from being a birthworker-
Alternative storytelling #14
“The possibility that empathy is part of our primate heritage ought to makes us happy, but we’re not in the habit of embracing our nature. When people commit genocide, we call them “animals”. But when they give to the poor, we praise them for being “humane”. We like to claim the latter behavior for ourselves.”― Frans…
We are so quick to close the door after an experience. We allow the small details to fester and disintegrate within our own bodies and minds. But why not keep that door open and allow others to see in? Why not allow others to watch the unfolding and unraveling? Not because I think it’s important…
Darkness courses through my veins just as light emanates from my body. I see, feel, process, internalize, and communicate differently than some others, and sometimes I feel like an island. People can see my silhouette from a distance but upon getting closer they just can’t grasp the complexities of what is before them. My emotions…
We communicate with animals without even realizing that we’re having full blown conversations. This nonverbal connection that we share is so intricate and intimate, yet so simple. All we have to do is choose to listen. Often times we speak for them, or at them, rather than allowing them the space to truly get across…
Alternative storytelling #10
We exist among an array of colors, yet sometimes our (personal) world can feel so dark. Take a look around and you’ll see that you a part of vibrant, diverse, synergetic, and beautiful world.
There are times when I want to claw my skin off. Not necessarily to get rid of the skin that I wear but more so to release what I feel is trapped inside. I have found that words cannot properly express what it is that I’m trying to convey, and because of that I feel…