Happy 21st Birthday Baby Brother

Over the years I’ve wondered what you would look like as a grown man Would you be tall like Val, or short like mom? Would you have facial hair or be clean shaven? Would you walk with a bounce or a strut? Would you be serious or goofy? Would you always try to protect your... Continue Reading →

Surviving

Please remember that you are still here.No matter how difficult the journey has been, you are here; You are breathing.You have made it another day to tell your story.You are stronger than you even realize.You are a survivor! -Jen, xo

Good Night

    Now I lay me down to sleep, I beg for calmness and some peace I hope to wake with a quiet mind, ready to conquer the day and make it mine.   -Jen, xo

Good Night Anxiety

I pray the thoughts slow down as you settle into bed, Your worries quieting down, as your head hits the pillow Body sinking into the mattress, breathing, gentle and rhythmic Eyelids closing as you leave this day behind, Dreaming of smiles and adventure, calm and tranquility, fully enthralled in this unfamiliar feeling. Good night Anxiety,... Continue Reading →

A Tranquil Ocean

I long for days where my mind is like a tranquil ocean,  Instead of tumultuous rapids. Wanting to feel weightless and free, Only to feel the weight of worry and fear pulling me under, fighting to breathe, to be seen or heard. I long for days where I feel pure love and respect for myself,... Continue Reading →

Do They Really See You?

Do you know that ache you feel in your chest when your thoughts are trying to take over your mind? The burn in your stomach that tells you it’s starting... The anxiety is rising and even though you’re outside living life, You’re wondering if you’re important to people. You’re wondering if you will ever stop... Continue Reading →

When People Ask How I’m Doing

I just recently started reading the poetry book "Helium", that my sister bought me for my birthday. It was written by Rudy Francisco, one of my favorite poets. This poem stuck out to me because it's a good depiction of how depression feels when it takes over a person. -Jen, xo

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