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Burn The Cloak Of Shame

Recently a friend invited me over to share a glass of wine and catch up on life.   We had returned to her home after enjoying lunch at a local cafe feasting on southern style meat and 3 and our sweet tea all while sitting outside breathing in the sweet Tennessee air.  I am not sure we stopped talking from the moment we saw one another.  It was one of the most

A Place

A Place


Coming to a place

Filled with love and life

Echoes fill my head

The light is brilliantly bright


Surrounded by my loves

Gives me peace of mind

But recovery is treacherous

And bleeds my soul, I find


Whirlwind appointments

Leave their marks on me

The clutches of disappointments

The Blank Pages

The Blank Pages



The reality sets in as you stare out a frosted window pane. Drifting snow up to the roofs of the cars in the parking lot. It's December 2014 and all you can think of this night is suicide.


"Dealing with Tristan" Short Film About Grief Seeks Your Support

Burbank, California-based screenwriter and actress Clarissa Thibeaux lost her mother and her father when she was very young; when she was 11, her mother was diagnosed with an advanced stage of breast cancer. Shortly after, her father unexpectedly passed away from kidney failure. By the age of 12, her mother lost her battle with cancer and she was devastated and alone.

Bryce's Story

 I can see and smell Fall in the air and it is not welcoming this year. We got married in the Fall as it use to be our favourite season.


Since you've been gone

I keep thinking you're coming back.

I waited, day and night

But you never came.

Now...I am so torn...

Can't let go

I often wonder if you miss me as much as I miss you.

God knows I think of you every second of every day.

I think of the special moments we shared.

Those were some of the happiest times of my life.

Healing Takes A Lifetime

Early on in my grief journey, I realized this was not going to be a "get over it quickly" type of thing.  I had a strong desire to read everything I could on grief, suicide, and the afterlife.  I came to realize quickly that this journey will not end until I take my last breath.  People have asked me how I stay strong and this is what I explain to them.


Finding Peace In A Spiritual Connection

As I travel this road of healing, I have come across many people who travel this same route.  Some appear to have an easier time navigating it than others.  We all wish there were a Rand McNally that could guide us, but it just isn't there.    Some have encountered road closures, potholes, detours, and at times U-turns.



When I grow up...
I want to be hooked on drugs..
I want to beat up my Father...
And act like a thug

I want to steal from my parents...
I want to steal from my friends...
Heck I'll take money from Grandma..
Who will care in the end?

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