Happiness

Whatever you are feeling in this very moment, Just know, you deserve happiness,The anguish, the enveloping darkness,None of it will remain,Just know, you deserve happiness,No matter how many people you choose to push away,Some will leave and some will remain, but the fact is,You still deserve happiness,Not the temporary fleeting kind,But the one deep in…

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I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me Pt 4: Masculinity

Many many week’s back, I wrote a blog post regarding the idea of women texting each other when they got home, as a way to let your friends and family know that you got home safely. And my thoughts on this was the fact that the steps to remain safe are placed on women, when…

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Doors

Some swing openSome slam shutSome creakSome don’t make a soundSome appear to be haunted Some are ever reliable,No matter; they are all still doorsWhether they are ajar or notThey will in some way openIt might not be your door or your time, But a door will open for youAnd reveal the path you were meant…

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Is Protecting Your Child From Trauma A Good Idea?

The other day, I was rewatching an episode of Red Table Talk and Jada mentioned that because of the way they raised their children, in particular their daughter, she was so used to being around healthy, safe men- that growing up, she wasn’t able to discern problematic male behaviours. This got me thinking about our…

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Angry Tears

You’ve got me here shedding angry tears,Heavy and wet,Full of contempt and hurt,Tears I never thought I would be shedding over you,Tears, because I don’t want to have to get to know someone else,The familiar dance of starting over,The new introductions and surface level conversations,I don’t want any of it,I want you,Angry tears because you…

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Learning To Let Things GO!

Phew! It has been a year and it’s not even over yet! Life can get heavy and REAL heavy at times, 2020-2021 has definitely shown itself to be for the books. Sometimes it can seem as if one of the things I have been working on and trying my hardest to master ( aren’t we…

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Fleeting

It’s just a season,I keep telling myself that,It will not last forever,Yet, I keep having fleeting moments of worry,A flash of your smile will hit my thoughts andJust like that the tears begin to flow,You became a part of me,I let my guard down,I let you in,But, it seems as if your feelings were fleeting,Maybe…

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Auditing My Life

One of the things this pandemic has caused, is a reset. It has allowed us, if we dared, to look inward and address some of the things we have been putting off. All of our lists of things we mourn doing, our hidden fears, or suppressed goals. Forcing us to assess some of the things…

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Body Wars

I’ve blogged about it previously, but it’s a funny feeling stepping into myself. I genuinely feel like I am becoming me- I know I have said that previously, but I can’t stress it enough, it really is a peeling away. This week on the blog, I’m diving into the war we play around with our…

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Season

Nothing I say will ease your pain,No amount of well wishes and positive thoughts will change the past,Life has its own weird way of comforting us through suffering,But, know that it is merely a season.The darkness you feel at the moment will pass,You will begin to feel like yourself again,And you will look back at…

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