Sometime In The Mourning

Sometime In The Mourning

And I am looking for healing within the hands of a woman who claims she still sees all the colours I have felt fading from somewhere deep inside of me. And I am searching for clarity within the hands of a woman who claims she still sees all the light I have felt dimming from [...]

Be Good To Yourselves & Your Neighbours

Be Good To Yourselves & Your Neighbours

I’m not gonna lie, 2020 has been a rollercoaster of a year with highs so fucking high, and lows so obliterating low, that they rivalled my most epic bipolar episodes, and I would be remiss not to mention that over the last 300 or so days, I have thought about checking out early a few [...]

To My Best Friend, On The Day of Her Death

I wore daggers on my knuckles and hate in my hair, and my heart was dark and full of venom and teeth that gnashed on rage. But you, the walker in my dreams the burning bush in my heart, you told me once that my heart was golden and my soul could shine brighter than [...]

Fallen From Grace – Dena Daigle

Fallen From Grace – Dena Daigle

A couple of weeks ago I shared a poem from my book Hush on my Facebook page and my friend and fellow writer, Dena Daigle of Phoenix Ascended, stumbled onto it and wrote a stunning poem from the inspiration she got from mine and I know you'll love it as much as I do. I [...]

Today is Self Harm Awareness Day

Today is Self Harm Awareness Day

I wrote a piece for IBF awhile back that they use in their resource section, and one for Psych Central as well. Here I will sum those up a little. While I see the progress that we have made in understanding, treating and accepting mental illness, there is still a mountain of misinformation that is [...]

Thank You – Charlene/Lorna Evol

Thank You – Charlene/Lorna Evol

It has taken me a great while to find the peace to say the words that I knew I needed to. Many long dark nights and cold days have brought me to this place to speak to you. I'm sure you are expecting searing words to pour from the pain you caused me. It would [...]

Becoming

Becoming

It's an awesome thing, the becoming of you, and you are bound to make them uncomfortable; leave them to their discomfort, for you, oh you, blossom beautifully within their fires. © Nicole Lyons 2017

You are never alone – Sarah Jean Bowers

You are never alone  – Sarah Jean Bowers

Depression and anxiety Encompass more than sadness, Fumbling hands, and racing heartbeats. It's missed deadlines, Canceled plans, drawn blinds to block the sun, prayers to make it to dawn. It's silence after breakdowns, Bruised knees From praying for peace. It's lying in the fetal position, drowning in a sea of tears. It's succumbing to grief [...]

I Love Your Colours

I Love Your Colours

Some of my strongest bonds have been forged with people who have cracked the foundation of my comfort zone. We rarely agree on things like politics and protests, but we do agree that words hold power and art saves lives. We all view life differently; through eyes coloured by our own circumstances, whether those be [...]

Winds of Change

Winds of Change

      I have nurtured the seeds of resistance planted in my bones long ago. Roots grown swift and mighty, a solid foundation of iron stands me firm and holds me true. Vines of resilience climb the length of my spine-straight. Blooming down arms of hope and hands of peace, raised in wait, to [...]