Tag: lonely

Crack pipe classes, LOVE & healing with the homeless, my road to recovery.

I’ve been asked on countless occasions, “how did you change your life Alexia” it’s a good question and one I’ve struggled to answer. Undertaking a tough excavation of my personal history over two years using mostly therapeutic writing not only proved to be deeply cathartic, but it illuminated many aspects of my life that were…

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Shadows and Silhouettes​

The day is closing in, I am sitting looking out of the living room window, which leads to the fields at the back of my home. The trees in the distance are silhouetted against the fading light. Their outline black and sharp is all that can be seen.   We know there’s more to the…

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Existential isolation

Invisibility is considered a superpower said someone who hasn’t lived feeling invisible to the world. Existential isolation is a harrowing and profoundly self-destructive experience of being disconnected from the world.  What makes this existential concept utterly soul-destroying is the problem is outlined in indelible ink. Ralph Ellison, Author of The invisible man describes his experience…

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Worrying about what others think?

Worrying about what others think often coincides with social-based anxiety or painful shyness. What people seem to fear the most is; other people thinking negatively about them. The most common fear I hear of, from clients suffering this form of anxiety, is that “other people, will think I’m stupid”. This is often a result of the worrier…

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On shame

Oh dear sweet girl, I can see you are hurting, I can help you be, who you must be, I know you are not perfect, I’ll keep your secrets. Its painful isn’t it, seeing how wrong you are? You can be like the others, you are defected and not worthy. I will protect you, I…

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