Virtues in Recovery

As an individual who has suffered a considerable amount of emotional trauma in my adolescent years (typically an emotionally volatile period of life), I have found this goodness and love—the most fundamental virtue of my relationship with my creator—in the early years of my childhood, which has paved the way for my personal recovery through mental illness and has revealed abundant avenues for immense personal growth.Continue reading Virtues in Recovery

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Pele’, the Voice of My Thoughts

Since I could attribute the thoughts as coming from outside my centered self, I could choose to do something different than lie there and entertain them. I could write about them. And quickly the thoughts ceased. What was left was thinking about the thoughts. It led to something quite a bit more productive than getting down on myself or falling into despair.Continue reading Pele’, the Voice of My Thoughts


By Michelle Arnwine Frias We all imagined that in 2020 we would live our lives with reckless abandon, but to our dismay, we soon realized our habits would have to reflect the opposite. So, I slowed down my daily process, paid a little bit more attention to my daily routine, and assessed reality. I workContinue reading Connections