TIME OUT!: When and how to take a break from a conversation when things are going badly.

You know the feeling, you are in a “heated discussion” and you can feel the heat rising in you, you spew out venomous words that pierce the heart of person you are speaking to.  You can hear yourself speaking and know that you need to stop but you just can’t seem to keep your mouth… Continue reading TIME OUT!: When and how to take a break from a conversation when things are going badly.

GETTING OUT: My INDEPENDENCE Story.

This is my INDEPENDENCE story.  July 2nd, 2016, I left NY and headed for an uncertain future in NC.    Here is my story…. “They are letting him out.  He will be here in an hour, an hour and a half tops.” It felt like I was punched in the stomach.  I couldn’t move.  I… Continue reading GETTING OUT: My INDEPENDENCE Story.

Let’s Talk About Shame and Guilt (Designed: Emotions)

Dark, wet, cold, and heavy…perfect words to describe those guilty shame filled feelings that linger making you wonder if you will ever again feel the warmth of hope, the joy of freedom, confidence to pursue people and things you once loved. Guilt and shame are two words that are unfortunately, intimately and personally familiar to… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Shame and Guilt (Designed: Emotions)

Let’s Talk About Anger (Designed: Emotions)

“STOP!  I HAVE HAD ENOUGH!  I SWEAR I CAN’T TAKE THIS ANYMORE!” “I said I am fine!  Now please leave me alone!” Both these statements are seething with anger.  Anger is a fundamental emotion to that every single person will experience several times through out their lifetime.  It can come out as shards of explosive rage… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Anger (Designed: Emotions)

Let’s Talk About Loneliness (Designed: Emotions)

Unknown.  Unwanted.  Unseen.  Unheard.  Untouched.  Undesired.  Unchosen.  Unwanted.  Unneeded.  LONELY! “It doesn’t matter if I am in a dark room all alone, or in a crowd of strangers, or even in the company of people who are supposed to love me….loneliness is there.  I feel empty.  Completely drained.  I long for relationship, for connection; yet… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Loneliness (Designed: Emotions)