Enduring Darkness

Enduring Darkness

A friend who has battled the same illness as I do for over a decade called me and asked if I ever feel like a loser because I do not do anything, as it is something she struggles with. Fighting for your life does not qualify as doing nothing with your life in any way, [...]

Mental Pain from Weekends Alone: The “Gap”

Mental Pain from Weekends Alone: The “Gap”

Mental pain is quite different from physical pain, and if you are anything like me, you have felt its presence intensely .....It flows into your chest and tightens your muscles with the sorrow and heartbreak stemming from over 600 Saturday nights spent alone within the same four walls....Tweet Mental pain is quite different from physical [...]

Consciousness & Evolution: I am not merely someone with this or that illness, and neither are you.

Consciousness & Evolution: I am not merely someone with this or that illness, and neither are you.

I am not a Lyme person, or a person whose true biography entails an illness of any kind, and neither are you. We are all one thing, and one thing alone: consciousness. We all have one collective purpose, our destiny is all the same: evolution. Once one penetrates all surface rebuttals to this, it becomes clear it could never be [...]

The Role Preconceived Notions Play in the Healing Process

The Role Preconceived Notions Play in the Healing Process

In regards to tragedy, we too often think “that happens to other people, not me.” This is an absolutely understandable, yet nonetheless naively ignorant, comfort mechanism. Still, it does not stop there. Most of us also, although we are not likely to admit it, held an illusionary image of the self we would be if [...]