Living With Pain, Feeling Through Pain: Tips on Healing and Self-Care


“Storms make the oak grow deeper roots” – George Herbert (1593-1633) These past couple weeks, I’ve had a string of days where I have been completely immobilized with all-over body pain and heavy fatigue, my body forcing me down against … Continue reading

“We Have to Break Ourselves Open”: Navigating the Spaces of Uncertainty and Fear


Today has floated by like a dream – the kind where you can’t get quite find  your footing, and you are left feeling distant, disconnected, and drained. Earlier, I was sitting on the GO bus, crossed legged, books resting on … Continue reading

Breathing Room – Creating Space Between You and Your Pain


I have been writing “morning pages” everyday for the past three weeks. This act has been so loving, comforting, and illuminating. When I was young, I used to write furiously in my journal almost every day. It was mostly complaining … Continue reading

Sharing My Story


Why do I write? Why is there urgency in my words? Why do I hungrily capture images every day?  Most people who really know me, know that I’ve been struggling with (currently undiagnosed) chronic pain. It began about a year … Continue reading