The Voice of Madness – Hastywords

The Voice of Madness The story started Once upon a… Midnight scream Paranoid delusions Waltzed lopsided Down dark paths Leading me deep Into its labyrinth Along the way Alice welcomed me As she skipped past She had shaved her head And had grown a tail I bid her a quick farewell Jack sat alone and [...]



Two of my favourite ladies in one place. I love Hastywords’ Be Real series, today she is featuring the amazing Julie Anderson.


I am truly honored to have Julie Anderson as my #BeReal guest today. 



“To live exuberantly–to fully know and be fully known by another—we must be prepared to illuminate the dark spots in our most intimate relationships and in our selves.”

–Arianna Huffington, On Becoming Fearless

When I was a little girl I dreamed big. I spent my days and nights wondering and dreaming about the future. What would I become, who I would be? Whatever it held for me, it was going to be magnificent. This I always knew.

 I dreamed big.

Visualizing my world of magnificence, it was a world free from pain and isolation. I was an outsider always looking in. An outsider who wondering why I could not speak for myself, did not have a voice, have a presence or the strength to commit to my convictions.

At 17, my ticket to ride magically…

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I want to thank Hastywords for having me as a guest on her incredible #BeReal series. It was truly an honour.


My #BeReal guest today is Nicole Lyons.

I am very excited to showcase my guest today.  She has a way of making you feel at home with her words.  Nicole is a mental health warrior fighting the stigmas that come with mental illness.  Not only does she educate and inspire, she also hunts down and lifts up other mental health warriors.

I hope you visit some of these links and get to know her better. She is one heck of a lady!




The best way to create a better world is to support people like Nicole who are dedicated to improving it.


When Hasty first asked me to participate in the #BeReal series I was humbled and thrilled and quickly accepted her offer. The series struck a chord with me, and when she asked me to…

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Mental Health Warrior: Hastywords

I have been following Hastywords' blog and Facebook page for quite some time now and I am completely in awe of her honesty, sincerity, and compassion. She is a beautiful person inside and out. Hastywords is beyond talented and writes with such courage and a soul stirring voice. She opens her heart and shares her fears and what [...]