Category Archives: vulnerable

Unheard Scream: Medical Staff Ignorance of Trauma Costs Lives

“Beware out of the ash I rise. I embody the power of courage, the endurance of strength and the beauty of survival. I am an agent of change in a state of greater becoming”. The abuse that a survivor has … Continue reading

Mental Health: Let’s Talk About It

Mental health comes with stigma.  That stigma is really ironic if you think about it.  Mental illness has been referred to as the “no casserole” disease by Pam Robinson, a psychologist and president of the Anchorage affiliate of the National … Continue reading

Why Your Inner Child Needs A Voice

Recently, I was asked to produce a piece for an abuse survivors art show.  As a survivor of child abuse, domestic violence and rape, I decided to create the piece as a visual reminder that I am safe.  See, the … Continue reading

3 LESSONS FROM A HEALTH CRISIS

  I have long believed that struggle teaches us things – that when we are broken and vulnerable, that is when we are more receptive to hearing our soul’s voice. So it has been with me over the past several … Continue reading

Peer Support Training Didn’t Make Me An “Expert”

    It has been a while since I’ve posted here, so it seems appropriate to update and see what all of you have been up to, as well as to provide an explanation for what I’ve been doing.  As … Continue reading

Guest Post: Shooting My Messengers by Shan Watts

Today, I’m happy to welcome my friend, Shan Watts from joyandresonance.com to The Creative Soulista.  With no further ado, Shan Watts:   It was a hot day.  Just the type of day you’d expect for the second day of Summer.  … Continue reading

Forest Forays – Peace by Piece

Peace can be found in the most unexpected places.  Last weekend, my husband and I drove 9 hours and 500+ hours to sort through my mother’s apartment and bring her belongings back home.  The life of a hoarder can be … Continue reading

Presenting the PRESENT

Still. . . Grief can teach us a thing or two about irony.  No matter the relationship we had with someone, we take the time to re-evaluate. So it is for me. My mom died on August 6th out-of-state and … 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

8 Lessons Learned From My First Ever Camping Trip

Ahhhhhh. . .camping.  The great outdoors, s’mores over the camp fire, sleeping in a tent under the stars.  So romantic – until it isn’t.  This past weekend the hubber aka David, a traveling partner and I embarked on a trip.  … Continue reading