Entries by Danielle

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I Still Care, Even if I’m Not There

Life has a way of taking us away from each other. We leave for so many reasons. Lovers’ quarrels. Moving cross-country. University graduations. Even the slow passage of time simply changing us. The chemistry loses its magic. Surely we never intend for relationships to deteriorate, but that thing life puts in our path becomes undeniable—so irresistible—that we […]

ATTN: Women

~ ATTN: WOMEN have you ever stopped in wonder of how incredible you are? how within you is the seed of all that is? how could you be anything less than beautiful when you are the breathing embodiment of creation? i’ve had enough of the not enoughs my fill of feeling less than full these […]

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The Paradox of the Extroverted Empath

~ I have a pretty clear image of the “classic empath” in my mind. She’s shy and sensitive and loves nothing more than curling up with a good book, a cup of tea, and a pair of socks she probably knit herself. She’s a gentle soul, deeply in touch with her emotions and sensitive to […]

Human Heart

~ HUMAN HEART ~ as a human being with a human heart i will never hold back its breaking so when love arrives as mine for the taking you better believe I’ll say yes to the risk of the fall to losing it all every time before i opt out in favor of safety’s illusion […]

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Love Beyond Condition

  I have been lonely damn near all my life, but I never gave up on love. As a little girl, it never occurred to me that I would have to think, say, or act a certain way to be loved. It never occurred to me that it wasn’t normal protocol to throw my arms […]

Palms Facing Upward

PALMS FACING UPWARD ~ i greet life with palms facing upward beckoning its blessings to fall in my grasp and so too i greet you with palms facing upward a nest to rest your head when it’s weary a cup to fill when your wine’s finally flowing and even if my fingers wear frail or […]

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Control Comes from Lack of Trust.

I’m the first to admit it—I’ve been a control freak in most aspects of my life. Control involves a lot of mental planning. We ruminate over all possible outcomes. We make detailed check lists. Schedules. “Five-Year Plans.” We send follow-up text messages to make sure everyone remembered our get-togethers. We investigate a lot of “what […]

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Father’s Day Cards for Complicated Relationships

~ What kind of card do you give the father you don’t speak to? This is the question that hung in the front of my mind while I stared blankly at my grocery store’s festive Father’s Day display. “World’s #1 Dad!” “Thank you for your never-ending support and love.” “You are, and will always be, my […]

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Honoring Sensitivity in a High-Pressure World

~ I’ll come out and say it—I’m sensitive. Indeed, a “highly sensitive person,” as my closer companions often call me—“HSP” for short. And I’d like to acknowledge for a moment that it takes courage to share this identification with the world. We pay a lot of lip-service to sensitivity these days. Brené Brown’s Power of Vulnerability skyrocketed from […]