Journal

red & white

One of my New Years resolutions was to get closer to my Japanese roots, particularly in how we celebrate holidays. Following New Year itself, the first on the list was St. Valentine's Day. As of some decades ago, when Western holidays grew in popularity in Japan, it's tradition for girls/women to give chocolate and other… Continue reading red & white

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Art Therapy

crowned with love

I made this today, following my last journal. There was an image that came to mind, reflecting on what I wrote. That image resulted in this self-portrait: As I wrote on the art site I posted this on, "One of the things I've been thinking about is that everyone is made for love, and if… Continue reading crowned with love

Journal

winter fog

The books often cite one of the major signs of depression is a loss of interest in things that once interested the person in question. Even things he/she loved or were very passionate about turn into something gray and lifeless. I never really got that; my interests and passions were some of the things that… Continue reading winter fog

Recovery

living out integrity

I had a thought recently that encompasses everything that’s been on my mind, between others who have hurt me, my abusers, my own victim-mentality, and the world in general. It all concerns that one word: integrity. Not long ago, I had to step out on a homily on the “terrible twos”, that challenging time in… Continue reading living out integrity

Journal

forgiving god

A/N: The line between "study" and "journal" is somewhat blurred here. I'm unsure where to put it as of now. I might edit out the overly emotional parts (i.e. the angry part) if need be, or replace this with a less emotional thought study. I'd appreciate any feedback on what I should do. I could… Continue reading forgiving god