I've been wanting to write this for a while but wasn't sure where to start. My first book, Waves, took years to write. It was a bundle of poetry and prose written over the span of 7 years. It was a representation of personal torment and growth. Honestly, it came easily. It was burning inside… Continue reading Why I Stopped Writing my Second Book
Simply put- these books changed my outlook on life, my brain and my perception of absolutely everything. I'll keep this short and sweet. The Desire Map- Danielle LaPorte This book feels like a gift for my soul each time I open it. With words that I believe can ring true to any soul searcher, LaPorte invites… Continue reading Books That Have Recently Changed My Life
I've been going through some old writing, from a harder time in my life. A time when I was treading water...trying to stay above water. I've been reading the words, remembering how I felt, and being so thankful that I'm not feeling so empty these days. I've decided to post some of my most vulnerable… Continue reading A letter not sent
Spoken word poetry (specifically by Andrea Gibson) is one of my greatest influences in my writing. I've been a fan of Gibson for years. Gibsons' poems are my number 1 favourite purely because of the emotion, the shaking voice, the honesty of it all. Aside from the spoken part, the writing is absolutely chilling. With… Continue reading Top 3 Spoken Word Poems by Andrea Gibson
I changed my blog name. I hope to not do this too many times. But, I've always had trouble with commitment. My old blog title Mentally Not Quite Well implied that I was sick, and that anyone reading my posts who can relate must also be unwell. While I think it was a clever name, it… Continue reading The Reason For the New Blog Name?
I'm an avid poetry book reader. I have read some that I love, and some that didn't resonate with me. Here are my top 5 poetry books I read when I'm struggling with mental illness (in no particular order.) The Sun and Her Flowers- Rupi Kaur Words cannot express my love for this author. She… Continue reading 5 Poetry Books to Read When You’re Struggling