Outside the Box: Recovering from obsessive guilt

  "i am still learning that i am allowed to be human out here inside it was not allowed those things made a bad thing happen so i still feel that. any tiny mistake... " ~ anonymous friend Obsessive guilt is not a thing. It is no longer my religion. But for many years, it … Continue reading Outside the Box: Recovering from obsessive guilt

Outside the Box: Gathering your tools for healing

  This post is from my friend Alyssa who grew up Independent Fundamental Baptist and was homeschooled throughout her K-12 education.  She currently is in a graduate program to earn her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and enjoys learning more about what can be done both personally and professionally to help others coming from … Continue reading Outside the Box: Gathering your tools for healing

Outside the Box: What is joy?

  Another anonymous post, from a creative soul friend. Dear ****, I’m not writing this for you, cause I know you’ll never read it. I’m not writing this for you either, or you or you or you. I’m writing this for You, and I’m writing this for me. Did you know I was at a … Continue reading Outside the Box: What is joy?

Outside the Box: Sexuality, then and now

  Today's post is from my friend Laurie Works, who blogs at laurieworks.com.  Lately, I’ve been thinking about relationships and sexuality. Who am I kidding. I’m always thinking about sex. I have been fascinated with sex and sexuality since I was 10 years old. I taught myself what sex was, with my parents confirming shortly … Continue reading Outside the Box: Sexuality, then and now

Outside the Box: We are less fragile

  My friend Mary, who I knew as Elraen, was the first blogger I started regularly reading while I was in the box. She blogs at Threads of Stars. Here is her post. I grew up believing that I could break other people, break myself, break the world, with the smallest of missteps. There was … Continue reading Outside the Box: We are less fragile