Category Archives: Perfectionism

Truth of Beauty

Today I stepped on the scale for the first time in several weeks and discovered I’ve met my biggest weight loss goal, so far: one hundred pounds lost. I’m elated about this, of course, but I’d be lying if I … Continue reading

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Phoenix

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you, step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” – Joseph Campbell “Your … Continue reading

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The “crap” journal

For the past few months, I’ve been waging my own private war against resistance, getting up early to spend some time each day writing.  This time has become sacred to me, for may different reasons, but I’m sorry to say … Continue reading

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Emerging Victorious

Years ago, I got caught up in the doctrine of “do not handle, do not taste, do not touch” (which Paul warns against in Colossians 2:21 and I wrote more about HERE.)  Several things have contributed to my slow emergence … Continue reading

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The Minotaur

Several weeks ago, I had a dream in which a man in shadows forced his hand over my mouth, slammed shut the door through which I was trying to exit and shouted in a booming, terrifying voice: “You’re WRONG!” I … Continue reading

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“A” is for…

I draw the blade across my wrist, opening the cut again. I want it to be deep, the scarring permanent. I add more lines. The first had been a reminder. The next two would be an insignia. I physically carve … Continue reading

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Revolution

I’ve mentioned before that I struggle with social anxiety (all kinds of anxiety, really!)  In counseling, I’ve been learning that this anxiety leads me to try to figure out ways to control and manipulate the world around me in order … Continue reading

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