Category Archives: journal writing

Girl of the Sand and Sea

Every few weeks in Sacramento, I lead a ReStory Your Life – Freedom After Trauma Meetup and meet up with a small group of awesome people. Meetup is an incredible network of groups, each of which begins its journey online, serving as a way to initiate get-togethers of folks who share similar interests, such as…

To Journal–To Save a Life

Journaling saved my life. Throughout the turmoil of my twenties, writing in a journal gave me a safe space to live. In the pages of my notebooks, I drew pictures, raged, played with words, poemed, analyzed and understood myself, and basically figured out how to go on living day-to-day. I taped in images from magazines…

Incisions–Coming Full Circle

Last Thursday, a dermatologist cut out a melanoma on the back of my leg just below my calf. It was a slow spreading kind and since I caught it early, I am told that it hasn’t metastasized. That’s the good news. I didn’t think the surgery and recovery were going to be a big deal. But…