Dancing Through Sadness

For several hours, I moped around like Eeyore. Thoughts like a broken record circled my mind, it seemed the sadness and grief that gripped my heart would surely cause it to cease pumping. The backstory could have been anyone’s. Yet what I did next may seem novel. I played sappy love songs to pull outContinue reading “Dancing Through Sadness”

Spectrum: We Are Shining

This week, when I was feeling rather down, I needed to get myself out of the dumps. The work I do does not permit me to stay down. So I started singing again. I imagined myself onstage as I sang the pain of my heart out. It was quite a performance. When the song faded,Continue reading “Spectrum: We Are Shining”

Sliding down

 Please check out the artist behind the drawing with the link, below. This image captures the pain that was growing before I saw her drawing…powerful timing! Sliding down Like dew off of a leaf Collecting Pooling Condensing. The tears she weeps. ~~ The pain within grows, Feeling it to her toes, Gripping her head, RippingContinue reading “Sliding down”

The Still Quiet Voice Within

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anaïs Nin Only you can cry your tears, dear. No one else can cry them for you. Holding your pain in only hurts you. This is why your chest is tight. EachContinue reading “The Still Quiet Voice Within”

Giving Ourselves Permission

On this day I had two patients who both seemed to want to suppress their feelings; one did not want to celebrate her achievements and the other felt bad for throwing herself a pity party. They both seemed to need permission to feel what they were feeling. So with the first patient, I pulled outContinue reading “Giving Ourselves Permission”

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