Am I Nobody?

Morning wakes us with a start; some of us rush into the day with no time to spare. Others lag around in their sleep-wear, sip on warm liquid and contemplate the day ahead. Then, there is that morning, where you find yourself alone, with more choices about how to spend your time than you care […]

Do I Need a Therapist?

  Just short of turning 40 I began to noticed that with each passing day I was becoming more and more depressed. This took me by surprise because I had always been a pretty positive, upbeat person. After a while I also began having frequent nightmares and it wasn’t long following that I had an […]

Why the “Blame-Game” Has No Winners

Blame: assigning responsibility for a fault or wrong When we are healing from childhood abuse, it is often necessary to revisit traumatic experiences. The emotional intensity we experience as we walk through these horrific memories can be excruciatingly painful. It is vital to our healing that we validate, comfort and overwrite the experience with a […]

Five Instant Self-Confidence Boosters

Many of us know how it feels to be around other people and feel overly self-conscious and small. The following are five actions steps you can take immediately to bolster your self-confidence. Body Posture- Become aware of your sitting and standing posture. Bring your shoulders up to your ears, back and then down again. Lift […]

A poem depicting the absurdity in comparing ourselves with others Journey On… Written by Elizabeth A. Van Cleve Don’t ever say- Because I’m here You shouldn’t be there or Because you’re there I shouldn’t be here It makes no sense Would you ever say- Because I am twenty You shouldn’t be two Because I love […]

Trying to Get it Right

A Poem I wrote today about the struggle in trying to get something right!                   Trying to Get it Right Written by: Elizabeth A. Van Cleve I heard you the first time and tried to get it right But my memory and my will Got into a […]

Made of Starlight

Made of Starlight Written by Elizabeth A. Van Cleve Descending in to an abyss, I awoke, and it was dark; But fireflies flitted about. I laughed and danced and chased them, tried to catch them, until I tripped and fell and descended yet deeper, where it was darker. The fireflies flitted about and I cried… […]

The Last Question

  The Last Question Written by Elizabeth A. Van Cleve The bird asks, Where shall I build my nest? What shall I make it with? When shall I rest? When will these eggs hatch? When will my peeps flee? Where will they go when they’ve parted from me? What shall I eat next? Where shall I […]

What is RIGHT with Me!?

When someone else comes against us, discourages us, rejects us, misunderstands us, makes fun of us, breaks up with us, or is just plain mean to us, after grappling through the initial blow and shock of what just happened, more often than not, we start to ask ourselves, “What is wrong with me?” Lets put […]

Why Are They Rejecting Me?

One of the most painful human experiences is that of rejection. This is because we are all interconnected and love and acceptance is a primal need. Rejection is difficult to deal with for anyone and the difficulty increases when it comes to close friends and family, the ones we feel most connected to. Their are […]