I wanted acceptance, purpose, freedom and love. I wanted what I wanted and I couldn’t understand the gibberish they were speaking about balance. I had real life problems to deal with and here they were talking about balance.
Category Archives: self
Destructive by Nature — Some People Build While Others Destroy
Have you ever met that person who seems to swing around like a wrecking ball?
The ones going around laying their claws into anything and everything in hopes of mass destruction?
I know you have met that person. You may even be them.
A True Tale of Addiction and Suicide — When Death Brings Life
How could someone so full of love, light and life not have the will to live? How could those who improve the lives of so many other people not be capable of creating a life for themselves that is good enough to live?
Life After Surviving Severe Trauma | PTSD
Maybe there was a fire and you barely got out in time. Or maybe, you got T-boned at an intersection and as that car slammed into you in slow motion, your life flashed before your eyes. Some people have drowned and survived. Many have gone to war. Some victims of abuse face fear of death or severe harm on a daily basis. The list goes on.
Addicts are Dying While Recovery is Failing — A Culture of Recovery Shame
The anonymous nature of 12-step programs, coupled with blind loyalty towards esteemed members, has created an environment where sexual predators abuse their community-given authority to prey upon vulnerable people — people who are desperately running into the rooms looking for someone to help them save their life.
Being Used is Only Bad in Excess
When we talk about someone being used in a relationship, we usually think of it as a bad thing. Comments around people using people usually have negative connotations. No matter who you are or where your passion lies on the spectrum of human possibility, you have no reason to share your gifts, your work, or your ideas with the world — if no-one is going to use them. Being used isn’t bad. We all want to be used. What we don’t want is to be over-used, under-appreciated or under-compensated.
Great Successes Who Died Failures — What If Van Gogh Never Painted the World?
They shaped our world without our permission — never let rejection stop you from writing, painting, thinking and creating Originally published on Medium—Holly Kellums Feb 21 Success appears to be less about the world wanting what we have to offer and more about our resolve to give it, even in the face of rejection. MostContinue reading “Great Successes Who Died Failures — What If Van Gogh Never Painted the World?”
The Art of Appreciation — A Paradoxical Superpower
We are here today to talk, again, about compliments — further exploring why people refuse to take them, even though they really want to. We are so mysterious and paradoxical, us humans — always wanting things that we no longer want as soon as we get them. Intriguing beings we are. There has been a focus on domination culture,Continue reading “The Art of Appreciation — A Paradoxical Superpower”
The Terminal — If I Can Just Get Him There He Will Be Safe
The floor was hard and shiny like a hospital and there were a few benches where people slept, while others slumbered on the floor. It was cold inside the station even though it was warm outside. The air was thin, even though the giant terminal held at least 100 people. Something felt inexplicably wrong.