Lynn’s sexuality was repressed for almost a lifetime. Just shy of 70 years old, she began to discover herself. This is her story of sexual awakening.
New and Popular Poems and Stories
Looking back at a past of mental distress and addiction, Elsa celebrates two and a half years of healing and discovering her true self.
Featured on National Public Radio, this is Michael’s powerful, evocative poem about the day of his father’s funeral.
Sarah’s family and friends urged her to try antidepressants. To make them happy, she did. Here’s what she learned about taking care of herself.
Claire’s powerful, evocative poem about discovering her boundaries, tearing free of dependence on others, and finding a deeper sense of self-acceptance.
Sabrina’s powerful poem about healing, forgiveness, and the profound strength of letting go.
A jaw-dropping story of one woman’s journey through traumatic grief, attempted suicide, and crippling seizures, and onward to healing and leadership.
A tender poem about loving, leaving, and healing after the breakup of a relationship.
Lisa’s journey of dealing with her father’s death expressed as a haiku in three parts: shock, grief, and closure.
After a long struggle with mental illness and misdiagnosis, running taught Sharon that neither her struggle nor her salvation were “all in her head.”
Jasmine Farrell’s beautiful poem about self-acceptance, self-love, and the beauty of learning to dance to her own rhythm.
As a doctor, when Erin developed depression, she accepted the “standard of care”—anti-depressants. But the pills didn’t help. Oscar Wilde did.
Laura’s lost her only brother to suicide. On her journey of healing, she wrote this beautiful, moving, and intimate poem.
As Reba was learning to break away from people-pleasing and be authentic, a wise teacher came in the most unexpected form—a hat.
Don Karp spent 10 years going in and out of psychiatric hospitals for psychosis. This is his story of not only healing, but learning to help heal others.