Side Effects and Prognosis 2017-2018 (Lotus Rises from the Water)

Seizures Confusion Altered state of consciousness Loss of speech Loss of appetite Loss of balance Loss of job Insomnia Depression Suicidal Ideation Racing thoughts Palpitations Stigma Heartbreak EKG Rage Anxiety Isolation Photo-sensitivity Flashbacks Tremors EEG PTSD Telemetry Breaking the silence Shrink Sessions Nightmares Convulsions Telemetry Misdiagnosis Pills Withdrawal Misdiagnosis Pills Withdrawal Diagnosis Dependency Withdrawal of…

Hard Knocks

No it isn’t easy When exhaustion sets in it becomes a mental war between your will to keep fighting and that ever present voice telling you to give up Black, blue, sweat, tears, cracked and frayed Your outer appearance may look pristine to the world Your insides raw from the weight of all that has…

Earth

Roots buried deep in the ground Take hold my ankles beneath moon round Make me one with your breath Keep me safe in life and death Arms outstretched to rays of light Branches reaching day and night Grounded feet buried deep Fruits from harvest you will reap Body, mind and spirit grow As above, so…

A Journey of Self-Love Through Belly Dance

    (Though the show just recently passed I still wanted to share this blog about my little journey of dance and how it inspired me to feel whole again. Enjoy. It was written prior to showtime but with all the rehearsals and running around I present it to you now). Photo by Bradley Marshall…

Moving Forward and Other Things Humans Resist

I have to admit to having been a little sluggish as of late. Not so much with writing per say, as I’ve been prepping articles for the upcoming issue of UNIQUE ME magazine, but with other goals and dreams. Throughout our lives certain situations and circumstances may arise when least wanted or expected. When this…