A writer and suicide loss survivor. I write words of hope and heart to help you heal better. From poetry to practices, it’s all love. Take what you need. Even if life’s pretty good these days, there’s something here for you.
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If you believed one positive thing about yourself, how would your life be different? What’s that positive thing you wish was easier to believe? With a little practice, it WILL be easier to say nice things to yourself about yourself. And no, it’s not weird to look in the mirror while you do that. Try this mirror gazing ritual to get the self-kindness flowing.
Try this simple mindfulness practice next time you feel trapped by your own thoughts. It’s short and you can use it anytime, anywhere. Instead of destroying the worry, you’ll dissolve it in your focused awareness. Then you can move through your day (or night) feeling calm, capable, and open to what’s next.
Have you ever felt so broken that you know you’ll never be the same again? Maybe you feel that way now. Know this: here, after all the falling apart and right in the middle of not-knowing, you can breathe. You can make something new. That’s because even though you’re breaking, you’re unbreaking too. Read this poem to feel better about it.
And if you want to do more than just make it through, get my Hope Letters. It’s the best kind of email. The kind that keeps you going, whether your life feels like a mess or a miracle today.