They Will Never Notice How Broken You Are

A sad post to follow my optimistic post about happiness habits of earlier today.  A reminder that true happiness isn’t faked. “All it takes is a beautiful fake smile to hide an injured soul and they will never notice how broken you really are.” Words and poster courtesy of Rough Copy UK Advertisements

Manifesting Happiness

In my lifetime, I’ve done some reading and researching, both for formal, academic and job-related reasons and for self-help.  Something I’ve learned is that when I start to read the same information in multiple sources, then I’m onto something that probably holds some sort of truth. I come from negativity, was raised in it, and…

On the Nights You Feel Sad….

(With thanks to butterfliesandpebbles.com for writing the words and SheRecovers.com for sharing.) This is exactly what I needed to read in this moment…..  I hope it helps someone else out there too.  Annie On the nights you feel sad, when you feel unsure and it is clear living true is one of the hardest things…

Art is the Soul’s Drive to Health

Art is a constant agent of transformation and is indeed the soul’s drive to health. Words and art: Cathy Malchiodi (With thanks to Kateleppard.com for sharing this.)

Self Expression as Revolution

I made a discovery this weekend (via the Facebook page of the venerable Lidia Yuknavitch)  that’s inspired my healing and I wanted to share that here. Her name is Tanya Tagaq and she is an Inuk throat singer, sometimes called a punk rock Inuk throat singer.  I love her!  She’s not someone I would have…

Fear is the Cheapest Room in the House

(With thanks to Sark for posting this quote today.) “Fear is the cheapest room in the house.  I would like to see you living in better conditions.” Haviz

“Self” Expression and Unlosing the Self

Illustration: bravegirlsclub.com I’m drawn to this illustration today because I’m feeling the need to express my self.  “Self” as a separate word, not “myself,” and in quotation marks to denote the critical importance of the self, to help that word, that concept be unlost. My tendency to lose touch with my self is one of…

Finding A Roadmap Away from Despair

I wanted to share this link from the “Aces too High” website.  It’s a breathtakingly beautiful write-up about the power of reading and writing when you are or have been a child suffering from trauma and neglect.  The author, Joshunda Sanders, describes books about others’ healing journeys poignantly as “roadmaps away from despair.” May we…