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Healing Signs Inconvenient Truths Mental health real talk

I’m Sorry Too.

It has always been my policy to walk away from difficult relationships without making a scene, and see what happens. It’s a win-win strategic move. If the person doesn’t notice your exit, or doesn’t seem to mind, you know the time to move on has arrived, and feel no guilt or doubt for your exit. […]

Art IS Therapy Bucket List The Artist The Performer

Marina Abramovic #goals

Struggling with mental health and identity is not who I am, but rather a piece of the puzzle of who I have become.  More than anything I identify with being an artist, and being obsessed with exploring emotional intimacy.  I want to create spaces  where real dialogue  about important things can happen, without the constraints […]

co-consciousness Musical Medium Puzzle Pieces real talk Uncategorized

It is scary.

It is scary to press the publish button. It is scary to think about being truthful to myself, and doing myself the honour of trying my best to heal my heart. It’s uncomfortable, the degree to which I have adapted myself over a lifetime to serve the needs of others. It is heartbreaking to realize […]

Birth of the Collective co-consciousness PTSD Puzzle Pieces

The start of trouble

I still find it amazing that the mind can divide things up for us, and box them away, never to be thought of again.  All my life I have avoided unpleasantness, and my mind has aided me greatly in this regard by immediately dismissing anything that was upsetting, unpleasant or painful.  I can barely recall […]

Letters from The Collective Mental health Mental Wellness The Artist The Madonna The Performer

DID under Pressure

In some ways, art imitates life so perfectly, there is little more that needs to be said.  I have always loved music, and how it communicates feelings and ideas I do not always have the ability to personally express.  Some songs provide a perfect resonance match for situations I don’t have words to explain. This […]

Letters from The Collective real talk The Collective

Just WRITE About It.

Dear Gerri, We know you like to think you are always in complete control, but let’s face it, you are definitely not in control. You want to be the best version of yourself at all times, but this is simply not possible. That would be perfection and even you, working at your very best, cannot […]

Mental health Mental Wellness real talk

This time it will be different

I have notebooks all over the house filled with writing. Frustrated thoughts, helpful ideas, paranoid delusions all share the space of the unedited manifestations of my mind. I am filled with an unease when I review these entries. I don’t remember the certainty with which I wrote about ideas that don’t seem like my own. […]