The power of nightmares

What are dreams made of? Memories? Fears? Bottled-up emotions? Do they have their own blood and bones? Why do we feel the fear and pain of a nightmare so deeply engraved into our own skin hours after we wake up? Memories have a sneaky way of coming back to us. Most often they come in…

Dark

Why do we see darkness as something negative? Why do we see light as something positive? Is it everything about duality, good and evil, black and white, love and hate? We live our lives trying to find balance. But the problem is, not finding it, but struggling to maintain it. Although it is perceived as…

When you don’t feel like a real person

The most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. But what happens when you look in the mirror and you can’t even recognize the person staring back at you? What happens when you don’t like what you’re seeing and begin to hate what you’ve become? You check in with your bones,…

Rainy days and unmade beds

I woke up to the sound of thunder. It was a bit past 4 a.m. and I realized, with dread, that I forgot the laundry outside. Anxiety crippled all over me. I thought to myself “Oh, well, what are you going to do now to ease your mind? Get out of bed, walk outside in…

Unable to reason with my own mind

There was a time when I thought I would never enjoy anything again. It took me years to get out of there and I hoped I would never go back. Now, after almost two weeks of being a complete waste of space I feel terrified of the darkness around me. It’s closing in and it’s…