Category Archives: doubt

Ashes To Everything: Grief, Guilt & Love

I chose water today.  Brass, water, Japanese characters on a bowl in which calcium and carbon will reside.   It is time to move Mom from the patriotic priority shipping box to something more decorative and dignified.  Guilt plants doubts … Continue reading

Guest Post: When Abuse is Normal, Normal is Abuse by Jenny Griffin

Today, I am honored and blessed to share this piece by Jenny Griffin with each of you.  Jenny is the Catharsis Coach and she makes some very important points about “normal” when one has been abused.  Without any further ado, … Continue reading

Naked Truth Telling

*TRIGGER WARNING – rape and violence are referenced in both videos.*   Friday evening I had the honor of live reading two of my poems at the biennial Native Omaha Days celebration.  There is something very vulnerable about standing and … Continue reading

The “Just Wars” AKA The 4 Top Killers of Personal Growth

Is there such a thing as a “just war”?  A right war? A moral war?  A needed war?  There are some who would argue YES.  What about the war inside?  The war of the mind that affects your  heart light … Continue reading

A Gift For You! Open It – You’ll Never Be The Same

Beloved, The fact that you are still here and still being a Phoenix rising shows that you DO value yourself. It takes courage to face challenges, survive and to want to make a change. Maybe you don’t value yourself as … Continue reading

Poverty. . .Is It All In Your Mind?

It has been said that he who is grateful never knows poverty.  Yet we often think we are poor – financially, spiritual, socially, on an educational level or in terms of skills.  We think we don’t have the tools we … Continue reading

The Mirror Dialogues

The Creation – Installment 2 via The Mirror Dialogues.  

Visible Via The Invisible

She studied her face in the mirror.  Purple – the regal color –  though not at the moment.   The bruises stole purple’s regal presence.  Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?, she pondered ruefully.  The mirror … Continue reading

Who Ever Heard of a Weak Phoenix?

Strength means many things – sometimes it means perseverance in the face of challenges, sometimes it roars and at other times it is a quiet voice.  Strength can also be boundaries – healthy boundaries that stem from our love for … Continue reading

You Are NOT Behind

Do not compare your blessings to another’s. You do not know where another had to venture before reaching their current destination. You are not behind. You are simply unfurling your beauty at your own pace and that is brave. You … Continue reading