The (not so) Great Escape

                                              You’ve got a monkey on your back.  He’s strung out on heroin.  She’s kicking from withdrawal.  I’m jonesing for a fix.  These common addiction reference phrases suggest the unshakeable hold of addiction.  […]

Embracing Love in All Its Forms

                                              In this time of harsh realities, polarizing themes and political opinions, and conflict in seemingly every corner of modern life, finding love is perhaps more important than ever before.  What does the image […]

Exploring the Self: It’s Not One-Dimensional

“Know thyself.”  It is such a simple, two-word sentence, but with infinite range and potential meaning.  Have you ever said something like, “A part of me wants to do this or that” or “A part of me feels like…”?  We all have multiple, perhaps infinite parts of ourselves, and I don’t mean in a multiple […]

Pride Matters

June is Pride month and serves as an important date in the calendar for many  LGBTQ++  persons across the country, and it can be particularly poignant for those of us in Orlando as June 12th is the Anniversary of the Pulse tragedy. As such, I wanted to write about why Pride is important and to […]

Do What You Love

  It’s pretty much universally accepted that it’s human nature to want to others to value or accept us, right? Even for those of us who generally just do whatever makes us happy for ourselves, we still hope that we can count on those close to us to accept us 100% for who we are. […]

Grief: Identify, Accept, Process

  Given the horrific tragedy that took place two weeks ago, I think it is very important for this weeks blog post to discuss grief. The feeling of grief, the process of grief, and the acceptance of grieving. I think it is also extremely important to acknowledge that not everyone grieves the same; nor should […]

Accepting Your Authentic Self

Something that I often find myself doing is searching a plethora of different mediums for inspirational quotes. But, often times, the one’s I find to have the most impact on me are the one’s I stumble upon without even trying. It can be a lyric from a song I’m really listening to for the first time, a […]

Feel, Process, Heal

Since we have now officially entered the month of March, and with St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I felt it would be appropriate to touch on the subject of luck. Admittedly, I used to say that it’s not even as if I don’t have “good luck”, but that I actually just have no luck, […]