Library Archive #40


Brave Little Steps Forward

Acceptance, reflection and transformation building a strong core foundation

With an intentional attitude, I chose to recover from the depression that had consumed me. When I fell off the proverbial cliff, from the life as I knew it, I fell very hard — into cement and it held me in its vice-grip.

That is where I remained for some time. Gradually, I found the strength to know, understand, own and embrace my place in the world, confidently (relatively) and wholeheartedly.

My recovery, out-of-severe depression has been directly correlated with the above and with touches (so far) of what I write about below. I am committed to moving forward along this path, authentically, with integrity. I am more solidly determined and confident about this than with anything I have done in my life thus far.


Construction of a solid mental health foundation

This is my odyssey (Huxley’s Brave New World, reversed and demonstratively simplified) into my exploration of sleeping in the middle of the bed. This has been a milestone for me, beyond what it may appear, health-wise, so bear with me.

This is a path of practical and psychological empowerment. And, as you will see, much effort went into making this space into a cozy retreat that I could settle into, without fear. Importantly, it symbolized moving on and letting go of habits.


You can find the next part of this story, here at my Medium profile and publication, The ART Matrix…..

🕊 Namasté, Leah

Leah J, M.Ed. Psychology writer/artist/teacher
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