Sticks and Stones: do others’ opinions of you effect your own?

"When you judge another, you do not define them. You define yourself." From our childhood playgrounds to parent-teacher conferences as adults, we've all been there. We learn of an opinion or judgment about us that is not only unkind, it's just plain wrong. As kids, discovering that negative falsehoods are being said about us can … Continue reading Sticks and Stones: do others’ opinions of you effect your own?

Boredom or Bedlam: Are You An Emotional Cutter?

"Every morning I jump out of bed and step on a landmine. The landmine is me. After the explosion, I spend the rest of the day putting the pieces together.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing When raised with cracked foundations of chaos, it's easy for us to understand how as adults we … Continue reading Boredom or Bedlam: Are You An Emotional Cutter?

Skin Deep: What made me start stripping at 19

"Everybody has scars. It's just that most people wear them on the inside" - M.W. Stromberg At Fourteen, I didn’t have any big life dreams other than to fit in with the rest of the 80's misfits in high school. In a sea of Member’s Only jackets, leg warmers, pastel Izod polo shirts and Z … Continue reading Skin Deep: What made me start stripping at 19