Journey to the Center of the Self III: The In-Between

This edition of Journey to the Center of the Self is going to be a little different - a bit more raw. At the end of it all, this series of articles is about getting to the core of myself (and, boy, has life been a journey). I want to live my best life. In order to do any of that, I need to be more honest with myself and release the trauma I have been holding onto so that I can heal. Time to take a deep breath and let go.

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PTSD: Trauma and the Road to Recovery

Every single day I am fighting to maintain a grip on the sensitive, kind person I used to be. My trauma sits like a weight on my heart that I don’t always have the strength to bear. I don’t know if I will ever fully get over this thing that happened to me. I am still learning that I didn’t do anything wrong, but I am taking steps towards healing.

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Cassandra Litten
Journey to the Center of the Self II: The Delicious Melting

I’ve always been jealous of people who don’t have to live through Midwest winters, all heavy snowfalls, frigid temperatures, and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD? Come on). But at the same time, there is something triumphant about the winter to spring transition. After a long, cold winter, my senses wake up and it is a delightful feeling.

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Sparks