The Lies Anxiety Told Me and the Truths I Believed

My anxiety is a foe. I thought it was a friend. When we first met I didn’t even know its real name, Anxiety. I called it by what it wanted me to know: Protection. It had other endearing nicknames like, Responsible, Thoughtful, Precise, Reflective, Careful. It was years later I learned of its sneaky cousin,…

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Peace and Harmony

We can’t be peace and harmony as a world until we are at peace and harmony within ourselves. Can we do it? Can we collectively take responsibility for our own shit so we can truly have peace? Because I think we can if, and it’s a big if, if we are willing. I’m a world…

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Yes, You and Just One

But is it just one glass? And if it is and you’re anything like me, do you wish it were really 3 or 5…? Yes, I’m judging you. Yes, you. But not the You who has a heart of gold and inherent worth. Those still exist. You are still that and whole. I don’t think…

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Something Keeps Happening

Something keeps happening. I feel steadfast in my intentions, I feel my path becomes illuminated. I have the keys and I am out the door. I leave for a a few minutes, sometimes hours, occasionally days, and in the extreme rarity, a few weeks. Usually, however, it’s somewhere between minutes and hours. I feel ready…

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I Stopped at the Mountain

Yesterday I drove to the mountain. I drove to the literal mountain. I wanted to see the expanse. I needed a view that was over 20 meters from my front door. I needed to be in the sun, even if that meant from the driver’s seat of a car. I needed the warmth being in…

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