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5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Divorce

5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Divorce

Divorces and breakups are some of the most traumatizing experiences that we can have. However, there’s almost always life lessons associated with them if we’re willing to look. Here are 5 of the biggest things I’ve learned a few years after my divorce.

5 Realistic Expectations When Dating My Mental Illness

5 Realistic Expectations When Dating My Mental Illness

What is it really like to date someone with mental health issues? Here are 5 realistic expectations when dating my mental illness.

"You Are Not Alone" - Behind The Scenes

"You Are Not Alone" - Behind The Scenes

I wrote "You Are Not Alone" for me as much as I wrote it for you. Mental illness can be a very dark place for some people, and it helps to know that, even if you can't see them, there's someone else in the darkness with you.

"Final Services: A Veteran Poem" - Behind The Scenes

"Final Services: A Veteran Poem" - Behind The Scenes

"Final Services" is about my time in the military as a Mortuary Affairs Specialist. This is why I wrote it.

The Combat Hippies Did A Ted Talk??

The Combat Hippies Did A Ted Talk??

The Combat Hippies are a group of 4 veterans who travel doing performance poetry about their time in service. They promote the ideas of healing and Post-Traumatic Growth, and they did a Ted Talk!

"They Say" - Behind The Scenes

"They Say" - Behind The Scenes

If you weren't aware, one of my poems was selected to be featured on Upworthy.com. It's entitled, "They Say," and is on the subject of suicide awareness. This was my inspiration behind that poem.

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