Being genuine on the Internet without oversharing

I am learning more about being myself on the internet. This is a something that I want to bring into balance, just like other aspects of my life as I'm healing. I don't ever want to stop creating, thinking, and feeling, but as a Real Adult™ now in a professional job, I have to think … Continue reading Being genuine on the Internet without oversharing

Book Review: Spiritual Sobriety by Elizabeth Esther

I love so much of Elizabeth Esther's writing because what she says fits my experiences in unhealthy churches. I preordered her book Spiritual Sobriety: Stumbling back to faith when good religion goes bad in spring of last year, around the same time that I interviewed her on my blog. Recently I re-read my copy before … Continue reading Book Review: Spiritual Sobriety by Elizabeth Esther

Coffee with ghosts: Learning how to stop listening to negative voices in my past

I asked myself why I stopped writing last year and the answers were revealing. Some days, there are just too many ghosts. It’s difficult to imagine typing out what you’re really thinking when the other half of your brain is imagining her reading what you write and mocking you for being sentimental. Don’t listen to … Continue reading Coffee with ghosts: Learning how to stop listening to negative voices in my past

Book review: Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall

I got this book from a giveaway over at SpiritualAbuse.org a couple of summers ago, when I was blogging about leaving fundamentalism. Stolen Innocence is Elissa Wall's memoir of leaving the fundamentalist Mormon church (FLDS) as an adult. She was told to marry one of her cousins when she was only 14. Elissa gives a good history … Continue reading Book review: Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall

Being really honest about my daily life with anxiety

I realized something the other day. My anxiety has always been really bad. It used to make me throw up when I was a kid. Or get really dizzy. I often couldn't put it into words. But it's only just now that I could start expressing it in a way that my best friend said … Continue reading Being really honest about my daily life with anxiety