How did I not know? How did I miss the signs? How did I not notice? Was there not a change in her voice? Did she not lose the twinkle in her eye? How could I not see the torment she was suffering inside? Was I so absorbed in my own life? Fooled by her … Continue reading A Mother’s Anxiety
Self-Doubt; Sit With Me.
Evil, sly, existence Living somewhere within Your sludge deep inside of me Navigating my path with your sins. So self righteous and destructive Such a nightmare to endure I start to create, then somehow, end up a pathetic pile on the floor. Release me from your grips Those claws imbedded in my brain Set me … Continue reading Self-Doubt; Sit With Me.
Slowly raising our gaze Heart lowers sharp As we meet A reflection we forgot we knew Dark, off black Bluish lipped Beady red eyes Ill equipped To face its own dark realities Uncertainly We move forward Don’t worry Worried? Worry faster lock the ports ? the borders ? Certainly your door though Inwardly seeking For … Continue reading H O’Neill
When every morning feels like an inner trial of strength and it takes an uncertain number of hours or days to confront the feelings, the ambivalence of one's own emotional state is often a reason that stands in the way. The British neo-folk songwriter uses this confusing mixture of emotions to draw new courage from … Continue reading SOBI
Dermatillomania – Skin Picking disorder
pick pick pick an obsessive attack momentary freeze, no looking back. . Whilst I ruin my face neck and back. Others judgments follow; what on earth is that? . Look at what you've done You'll ruin your face You once looked so pretty Now its an absolute disgrace . Ashamed Anxious Craving the release letting … Continue reading Dermatillomania – Skin Picking disorder
Anxiety, whether you like it or not, is within us all. It has helped our species get to where we are today, signalling the flight or fight response, helping us avoid dangerous and deadly situations. But it seems today, quite often it doesn't serve such a useful purpose, with many of us terrified to get … Continue reading Anxiety
Meditation Snippets no.5 – Gratitude
With each meditation you can focus on a different topic. Gratitude is a topic that is extremely useful in enabling you to be more aware of the great things that you already have in your life, slowly taking you away from any stress, anger, anxiety, upset or disappointment, simply lightening life's load. So let's begin... … Continue reading Meditation Snippets no.5 – Gratitude
Beth Redwood Pain
Angry. Upset. Confused. Stressed. Anxious. Fraudulent. I was spinning. So I went to hobby craft, picked up the biggest canvas I could find along with some paints. Drove home. Turned up the music. Listened to my soul. And started painting. I let go. I released. I was free. Love makes you enter some of the … Continue reading Beth Redwood Pain
Don’t know why
Sometimes You don’t know how warm it gets inside the cage between the ribs, frantic heatwaves. Not spreading around and not escaping out no shining, but just burning. The lust, the pain you don’t know to which root these branches belong to, can’t trace down, hanging in space İ don’t know what it means to … Continue reading Don’t know why
More from Zoe Doran bringing her stripped back realness in her illustrations. Her beautifully emotive pieces, provide a glimpse of what it's like inside her mind, reminding us that we should all make an effort to be open with how we feel, perhaps through art or just through your bog standard, classic conversation. … Continue reading zoe doran