love you I do

I love you. Yes you, who turned yourself inside out searching for answers, only to find them reflecting back at you on the bathroom floor as you lay in skin and soap and sweat and tears, but you didn't know their ancient language; that long you'd held them inside. The one who keeps yourself awake … Continue reading love you I do

you are beautiful, do you know?

Dear you,Do you know how beautiful you are?Do you realise the sun comes to greet you each day to light you up and warm your heart? Do you know the kind of strength it takes to greet her right back?Do you know I see you walking into each new day and laying down your heart, … Continue reading you are beautiful, do you know?

lay it all down, love

lay it all down, love. lay it all down.lie here beside me and lay it all down,i know you don't want to let go just yet,so keep hold or let go or let it be,here,now.i feel how heavy it is,how painful, how tiresome.i see you as you fight to keep going,to keep up,to keep it … Continue reading lay it all down, love

for when you don’t feel safe.

Dear you, I know you don't feel safe right now. I know it feels like the world is shifting beneath you, faster than the time it takes to find your feet. I know how uncertain  everything feels to you and how much pain you are carrying. I could tell you that it will get better … Continue reading for when you don’t feel safe.

I hope you know, love

I hope that in the moment this world stops turning you will know with unflinching certainty that I loved you, that I always loved you and that my life has been richer for you being in it. As you make your way through the days ahead I hope you find love to be more the … Continue reading I hope you know, love

Suicide & Love: We Are Not Alone {Elephant Journal}

I see the calls at this time of year for words on suicide—asking for stories and experiences and prevention advocacy and advice. Before now I felt that I had nothing to add to the conversation. I thought, “my story isn’t as worthy as theirs,” or “I’ve never attempted suicide, so the suicidal feelings I experience … Continue reading Suicide & Love: We Are Not Alone {Elephant Journal}

this collision

Gently now, dear one. Gently. Don’t you think we were always on our way here, here, to this place where grit and grace collide in equal space and time? We still have time, we have so much time. Don’t you think we were calling each other home somehow? A different home, but found through this … Continue reading this collision

Stronger Together

You sit alone. There is no sound to hear, no voice to speak of. You look for another to comfort, to care. Nobody steps into your lonely vision. But wait, there, in the distance There are others moving towards you, Stretching out their hands, Opening their arms to hold you. There is a community of … Continue reading Stronger Together

Five Minutes {Women for One}

In the dense captivity of silent shame there were no words, no feelings, no light to live within. Only repression, fear, and secrets of the dark existed. A life spent fighting demons that screamed to be heard, to be felt; running from their shadows to a place where death looks more like freedom. Until this … Continue reading Five Minutes {Women for One}

Let Breath Be Your Prayer

Let breath be your prayer, your every question unanswered, every answer unheard, each thanksgiving, each praise, all blighted repentance, all holy forgive. Let breath be your maker, the giver of life, the source of growth, your renewal, your transformation, your creator. Let breath be your connection, your oneness with the earth, your communication with the … Continue reading Let Breath Be Your Prayer