you are eyes squeezed tightly {poetry}

Initially, this was a tough piece to share. I’ve sat down in an attempt to write a letter to the people who hurt me when I was little a thousand times. And a thousand times, all I could ever write was “I hate you. I hate you. I hate you.” Less than therapeutic. A few […]

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The Hero of This Story: You. Are. Not. Alone.

I think that everyone we come in contact with is wearing a heavy backpack on his or her back.  This backpack is filled with mistakes, failures, dead-end roads, regrets, secrets, demons and skeletons. We trudge along, day after day, and this backpack becomes part of us. We don’t question it, don’t ask others about what […]

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Stop! What is your mind trying to tell you?

Whatever you are doing right now, stop. Stop, and give five minutes completely to yourself. Set a timer, close your eyes, spin around in your chair until you feel so dizzy you think you might fall over. Do whatever you need in order to have five minutes completely alone. Trapped in your mind. Free of […]

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TYH promise: never stop speaking

My friend Matt, founder of Speak Your Silence, is up for a non-profit foundation award and asked me if I would write a letter backing up my Outspoken Campaign.   As many of you know, I first spoke my silence on November 29, 2012. I don’t think I will ever be able to put into […]

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