So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

So Angie Writes – Life's A Challenge, So Angie Writes!

Trauma Recovery – Shame Resilience – Self-Compassion – Coping With Chronic Pain


All of the posts under the "Vulnerability" category.

Angie March 2, 2015 9 Comments Permalink

The Work Of Gratitude

I wake on a cold, snowy morning, pour boiling water into my cup of creamer rather than the french press, break dishes while putting them away, step on glass, wash away blood in the stream of water leaking from the fridge, add tears to the river, then remember it’s Sunday- the day I write gratitude posts.… Continue reading

Angie February 1, 2015 11 Comments Permalink

Sum It Up

24 hours ago, the phone rang out. Calls in the dark of night- never good.

Spent the day baking. Some days that’s all you can do.

Shoveled the snow as it continued to fall, striking my face in a mocking way.

Dry beans are wicked-cheap because they are an all day affair.… Continue reading

Angie December 30, 2014 5 Comments Permalink

Angie December 5, 2014 8 Comments Permalink

Exquisitely Human- How Awareness Of Worth Might Change Behavior

Compassion quote on tea bag

A timely message from my afternoon tea

What if we could keep in mind always that we are effortlessly stardust and exquisitely human? How would we change our behavior toward ourselves, toward others, and ultimately, to the cosmos? What if our skinĀ glittered, and our eyes glowed with supernova irises? What if our heart-shields corroded, as sandstone gives way to wind, revealing self-awareness waves?… Continue reading

Angie November 13, 2014 6 Comments Permalink

Showing Up- Relationship Intention

I’ve been pondering my relationships. Am I showing up? Am I sharing with those who share with me? Not really. It’s something I’m going to start trying, though. With the pattern being lopsided relationships causing exhaustion, then withdrawal, I have to turn to my own behavior. Is there a reason I don’t reach out when I really need help?… Continue reading

Angie September 9, 2014 6 Comments Permalink


George Orwell's poetic words accompany my post on my writing goals

I spin words this way and that, when all I really want to do is split my ribs and plop my heart on the table. I want you to be stunned, scooting your chair back in a way that causes a screech on the floor. I want you to look at the still-pumping organ, then up to my unmoved face.… Continue reading

Angie August 9, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

Windows – An Introspective Poem

The storms you’ve weathered
The mountains you’ve climbed
Demons, run from
Foes, faced
Your first full-bellied laugh
Your first heart-crushing blow
Every solid memory
And ethereal dream
The best of the best
The worst of the worst
To heaven, or hell
Pray tell-

Where do your windows lead, my dear?
And please, may I come in?… Continue reading

Angie April 16, 2014 6 Comments Permalink


Clavicle to diaphragm
Pulsing weight
Vulnerable core
Upon cushion
Who is worthy?
Into hands
To my own chest

Beat, Dear Heart
With a new acceptance
I am not your Mistress
You are not my Master
We coexist now
On plains of equal-footing
And vast awareness
In a time of
Taking steps
And flinging forward
Trusting, newly
In each other

Angie April 14, 2014 4 Comments Permalink

Allowing Pain A Voice

I wanted a bigger family. It’s not likely to happen.

This morning I wrote six poems. Or rather, they wrote me. The words were projected with force onto the laptop, then saved in a folder called “PAIN.”

Allowing Pain a Voice by #infertility #grief

Writing is a practice. It’s a way of moving thoughts from head to paper, and feelings from gut to file.… Continue reading

Angie January 25, 2014 20 Comments Permalink

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