Words to Live By: MORE and LESS - Week 11

If you are new to my blog, this is what this weekly series is all about:...more

Road to becoming a Survivor, beginnings

Hey everyone. This is my first time blogging so I'm not sure if I'm even doing this right, but I'm giving it a try. I've started writing a book about my life that I'm hoping will be very inspirational. I want to help others out who have been through some of the same experiences that I have. However, I'm not sure how to go about getting my book published, so instead I have decided to post a blog. I'm going to post bits and pieces of the book I have been working on. I really hope that everyone reading enjoys my work as I've put my heart and soul into it....more

THE WORRY IN A HURRY.....

THE WORRY in A HURRY......I see so many people simply live their lives in a HURRY because it is based on Worry......People speeding down the roads of life simply because they are worried they don't have enough time to make it to where they want to go......People today seem so rushed and frazzled.....always in a state of hurry or worry.........more

How I Talk Myself Down: An Unemployment Checklist

Ovid is my homeboy.There comes a time in every job search when you start awakening with a start in the middle of the night, covered in a sheen of sweat and vague recollections of a nightm...more

Performance Anxiety

I can't do it. There will be professional artists in the audience.What if they see how amateurish I am?I've never taken an art class. Ever. I may be an artist, but I am not a skilled artist.These are the thoughts that raced through my mind when the associate pastor at the church we've been attending asked me to paint during the worship service.However, you could really insert this conversation into my head any time someone asked me to perform a skill.Case in point:...more

Some Thoughts and Songs on Spirituality

I don't often write publicly about my spirituality for the same reason a new mother doesn't take her infant out to a Metallica concert; it's growing and sensitive, it doesn't need exposure to angry forces, and I feel like protecting it from the world during this formative time. Unfortunately no stranger to spiritual abuse and manipulation, I am more cautious with that aspect of myself now that I've been around that block a few times. Why people feel the need to bully others about their spiritual journey I'll never know....more

Some Thoughts and Songs on Spirituality

I don't often write publicly about my spirituality for the same reason a new mother doesn't take her infant out to a Metallica concert; it's growing and sensitive, it doesn't need exposure to angry forces, and I feel like protecting it from the world during this formative time. Unfortunately no stranger to spiritual abuse and manipulation, I am more cautious with that aspect of myself now that I've been around that block a few times. Why people feel the need to bully others about their spiritual journey I'll never know....more

A Trip to the Hospital Part II

See here for the first part of the story.- - -My mom and I sat side by side in hard plastic chairs, listening to the social worker go on about why I didn't qualify for Medicaid or Medicare. Mom had driven down to take me home so I could convalesce before going back to rehab, but first thing's first - the bill of services. Hence, the social worker....more
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