How Do You Get There?

Although not about ptsd or mental health issues specifically, I love this simple post and drawing about moving forward in life that I stumbled upon this morning. And I fell in love with the blog, too, “I am Pam.”  Pam seems to be a beautiful soul, a textile artist who travels the world appreciating the…

When Life is a Detour

Amy Oestreicher suffered sexual abuse by a trusted mentor followed by severe medical issues.  In this Tedx Talk, she speaks about finding flowers on the detours of life.  Her story is very sad, but I found some solace and inspiration in her spirit, and in the “flowers” she has collected on her journey.  xo Annie….

Art and Soul

I’m doing an art journal exchange with a friend from out of town.  Each of us completes a piece of art and then we mail it to the other person so she can see it.  The theme for our work is self care/soul care. For my first project, I created an illustrated version of an…

Depression: Hyperbole and a Half (Allie Brosh)

I stumbled upon this article today about depression, written in 2013 by Allie Brosh, the author of the wonderful and hilarious blog and book “Hyperbole and a Half”.  I wanted to share it here because I think it is one of the most brilliant descriptions of depression I have ever read.  I hope it helps…

The Art of Healing Trauma

I’ve just discovered Heidi Hanson’s excellent website, “The Art of Healing Trauma” (http://www.new-synapse.com/aps/wordpress/) So much carefully written and helpful information! This website probably fits into my top five favourite trauma recovery sites.  I just finished reading her recent post about the importance and benefits of processing trauma extremely slowly. The post is written largely from…

The Battle

It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.                  – Buddha We can do this.  We can do this, one day, one moment at a time.  Ours is a valiant battle, …