Often I have moments when something will cause me to remember a choice or action I've made in the past that I feel embarrassed about or regret. Sometimes these things just pop into my head without any apparent reason. And I often start to feel really bad, embarrassed, worthless, stupid. I imagine that everyone who … Continue reading Shame vs. Regret
If You Feel Too Much Jamie Tworkowski, founder of TWLOHA If you feel too much, there’s still a place for you here. If you feel too much, don’t go. If this world is too painful, stop and rest. It’s okay to stop and rest. If you need a break, it’s okay to say you need … Continue reading If You Feel Too Much
I held an atlas in my lap ran my fingers across the whole world and whispered where does it hurt? It answered everywhere everywhere everywhere. - Warsan Shire, from "What They Did Yesterday Afternoon"
As I wake to the news of the election results in America, I pray these words with heartache and hope. God of the universe who holds all things together: Let us be instruments of peace. Where there is hatred, may we bring love. Where there is hurt, may we forgive. Where there is doubt, may … Continue reading Praying with Saint Francis