This isn’t some love letter to the habits that no longer serve me, nor is it a narrative that might drag me from the light. It’s an ode to being human — to loving and losing, hurting and healing, learning and growing. You can’t become the person you want to be if you’re caught up hating and shaming the person who has survived — the patterns that have allowed you to find your grounding. Continue reading Releasing, Growing, and Building a Home
I never seem to enjoy happiness without this deep gnawing inside my gut. To feel anything, I must feel everything. Is that simply a result of being alive, or is there something wrong with me deep inside? Continue reading Sammi Says: Who Am I Without My Pain?
It’s hard to bury the idea of someone. You can’t throw dirt on their name just to numb the pain, but you can’t bring them flowers, either. Continue reading Sammi Says: Grieving
There’s no sugar-coating the fact that life is unfair; some pain and suffering are hard to recover from. As a result, we often choose not to recover at all. Instead, we numb our emotions with substances or place blame on other people for the way we feel. We fall into a victim mentality that keeps us small. Continue reading How To Take Your Power Back
Getting your heart broken is a painful experience many endure at some point in their lives, though to different magnitudes and in different ways. I’ve had my heart shattered in high school by my first “love,” in my early 20s … Continue reading Healing a Broken Heart
There is a pain in me I know all too well. It is a pain that was inflicted when I was just an innocent child. Four years old, quite literally trapped inside my closet with a monster. What most children … Continue reading Sammi Says: I Will Heal From This, Too