I’ve been seeing a lot of conscious channelers* lately giving New Year’s predictions for…I’m not sure. Their audience? The world? The universe?
“Hear what your angels have predicted for the coming year!” they all proclaim. And that honestly didn’t make sense to me, knowing what I know about free will…
Twelve years ago on Mother’s day, my mother was dying. It was sad and painful and beautiful.
The day before Thanksgiving in 2008, my mom was diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. She was given six months to live. One week later, I pulled my kids — then seven and five…
You’ve probably seen the memes: the text I have a feeling my guardian angel looks like this often and a photo of an angel statue facepalming. It’s meant as humor, self-deprecating though it often is, and it hides a very real fear that no one wants to talk about.
When I wrote this, it was my birthday.
Like many trauma survivors, my birthday has never really been a day of celebration and joy. Rather, it’s been a collection of traumas big and small, a message layered year after year that I’m not worth celebrating.
Until this year. Because this…
If I belonged
I wouldn’t feel the need
To prove myself
To show my worth
To defend every action
Every desire for connection
Every longing for love
If I belonged
I wouldn’t feel like I was trespassing
On someone else’s territory
Fearful of triggering
That I had overstepped
Taken what was
One day, after school, I walked into the house and the energy was all wrong. It was heavy, oppressive, and there was a horrible foreboding feeling. I found my mom in the family room, with my well-hidden journals in front of her, open. She’d been crying.
She started screaming about…
I’ve told a lot of scary stories. Some are published; some aren’t. But there’s one scary story I’ve never told: mine.
It’s time because it’s been holding me back for thirty years. It keeps me at a distance from others, untrusting, wary, afraid.
It’s easier now for me to say…
What a Jewish prayer has to teach all of us about communal responsibility
I’m white. I’m Jewish. I’m an abuse survivor. And I’m a former mental health counselor and current soul guides coach with a specialty in adult survivors of trauma. This collection of experiences and perspectives comes together and…