When The Pain Won’t Let Up…

Back in the day, when I was questioning everything, I turned to music. I started with good ole' fashioned 90's rage metal and alternative "confused and angry but also artist-poet" music that blended poetry of pain into chaotic chords... But I finally settled on Pink Floyd. I remember listening to it for the first time [...]

Confessions of an Unbeliever

Wait... what? Shalimamma, an unbeliever?! Yeah, that's right. I may as well cut to the chase. I'm a natural-born skeptic, a Thomas (before he became a saint), a question-asker (is that a word?), a challenger to any and all "boxes" people want to assign me to, which seem logical and easy, but equally seem impossible [...]

But, have you tried THIS?!

I am a migraine sufferer. And not just any type of the millions of migraine sufferers throughout the world... I am one who has them so severely that medication and natural cures seem to barely touch them. For over three decades. I've had my fair share of trips to the ER when the pain far [...]

Forgiveness Friday: The Abandoned Generation

"Ain't found a way to kill me yet....." "Oh, God, please, won't you help me make it through!" These are some lyrics from the song "Rooster" by Alice In Chains..... music from my generation. I mentioned in an earlier post that this was always one of my favorite songs as a young teen, and I [...]

Fear and Trailblazing

There are those moments when we realize just how little we know. We may be on a good track, trucking along, doing our "thing," and thinking we've got it a teensy bit together.  Even if we've overcome the whole "I'm doing better than other people" attitude, we can still secretly believe that our "right methods [...]