Someone I was chatting with a long time ago said something that really stuck with me:
"You can't have just one lifeline"
I brushed it off at the time, but as I moved through depression, anxiety, and C-PTSD- I realized how important it is to have multiple streams of support. Ie- a doctor you trust, a great counsellor, a strong inner circle of friends, a community you can be involved in- etc.
Writing has always been in my bones. While I have never been much of a journaller, I have always felt a release writing creatively through essays and poems.
I began to write poetry again after reading Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. Her book moved me so much. It was the first poetry book I had read that was raw and spoke directly to the pain she had experienced. On top of that, it was also so open and completely badass and empowering.
I knew that if she could speak to her pain, I could too- that maybe, if it was difficult to talk about, it may be a little easier to write about.
8 months later I wrote a novel, which I recently self-published.
The Write to Heal portion of the site will be a space where I will share my own writing in hopes of inspiring others to pull out a pen and paper and explore what they have gone through.
All poems will be paired with yoga- just like in my book- to encourage movement.
For Todays Poem:
He tells you he loves you
and then he leaves you
Over and over again
He does it until you believe
This is what love is
(Camel pose/Ustrasana)- To Open the Heart
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