Awareness Beyond A Month

Awareness Beyond A Month

Awareness? Really? Intellectually I understand the need to have awareness months. I like to see that having these months helps bring awareness to the general population. But then that voice inside that snickers sarcastically at the need for an awareness month on...
Stop Yessing All Over The Place

Stop Yessing All Over The Place

In my previous post, My Fawning Yes Brain, I realized that my brain is going through a trauma response called fawning. Fawning is the official term, but I am still calling it my “Yes Brain.” After discussing this with my therapist, specifically around my...
My Fawning “Yes Brain”

My Fawning “Yes Brain”

I have decided that I no longer want to worry about my anxiety and depression when I travel. Sounds great, right? It’s also a bit of a pipe dream in my healing journey. That doesn’t mean that I am not going to try. I am heading to Europe for a riverboat cruise in May....
A Poem on Being a Puppet

A Poem on Being a Puppet

Puppeteer I am a puppet in a clown’s suit, smiling and dancing when I feel sad and tired.   Someone holds the strings of my life in their hands, moving them this way and that as I move helplessly about the stage of life.   Sometimes I change costumes.  ...
Am I Bruno?

Am I Bruno?

Ignorance is Bliss (?) Not many people ask me about my sobriety. Or about my mental health journey. They don’t ask me how it’s going. No one asks me questions about it. I have no idea what they think. Do they even have questions? I have no idea. One would assume that...
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