“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent’s heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” (x)
When she would tell me, as I sat blinded by my own pain, “I am not going anywhere,” I learned to trust her. But she wasn’t the one I was convinced might leave: I was worried about myself. As I struggled day-by-day, moment-by-moment with self-injury, she would say, “I’m not going anywhere.” And I would recommit to being clean. But I could not make the same promise. I couldn’t promise that I wasn’t going anywhere. The only promise I could make was that I loved her. Unconditionally.
please ignore how gross my thighs are, i know they’re gross im trying.
lately i’ve been trying to learn to love and accept my flaws and that’s a really hard thing to do because i have so many
the first thing im trying to learn to love are my scars, because they stick out like a sore thumb, and im sick and tired of nearly dying in the heat because im too ashamed to wear shorts around anywhere, im learning not to be ashamed of my past and the things that have happened and the things i did to myself,
however i will never become numb to the looks i receive from people, and i will never be proud of my scars, i just want to be comfortable in my own skin.
please, anyone else who knows how i feel, dont be ashamed, put what has happened to you in the past and move on. learn to love yourself as i am
Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner
- By Scott Cunningham
It’s all in the title. A fantastic guide for anyone wishing to begin the path of the Solitary. Although Wiccan based, I would still recommend this book to anyone starting out in the Craft. The book covers many topics, among them are; Deities, Tools, Magick, Ritual prep & procedures, Magickal techniques & exercises, Days of Power, The Altar & Magick Circles, Recipes, Herbal Grimoires, Crystal Magick & more.
More than often beginners to the Craft become overwhelmed, after all, there is a lot to learn! This book aids the individual in developing a better understanding of the basics of Wicca & the Craft, & helps to make it all seem a little less intense!
“A positive, practical introduction to Wicca, designed so that any interested person can learn & practice alone, anywhere in the world.” -The Enchanting News.
“A simple, yet comprehensive introduction to the beliefs & rituals of Wicca. Scott Cunningham explains the philosophies, tenets, holidays & rituals in a way that everyone can understand & not be intimidated.” -United Pagan Ministries.
Could we please have a panel or a roundtable or something where Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Mary McDonnell, Julie Andrews, Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Judi Dench, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Mary Steenburgen and all these other fabulous older women come together, discuss anything and everything and basically share their experience and wisdom with us. I feel like there’s so much we could learn. I’d fly anywhere tomorrow. Even if it’s just some of them. Can someone make it happen, please?