The other world-wide currency: fear.

By Monica C. Voskamp Money passes through many hands, buildings and countries. It's our currency to get things we need and want, to make dreams tangible, to go places. Money is our world-wide currency. There is another heated currency that travels just as easily. It passes from person to person, home to home, and country [...]

Fill your Bucket.

By Monica C. Voskamp A one time drop in a bucket is something, but it's small and of little impact. Continual drops in a bucket can both quench your thirst and be shared with many others. Greater things are now able to happen. Don't stop at one drop in your bucket. Keep dreaming. Keep working. [...]

the Stress Bomb: Avoidance

By Monica C. Voskamp What's stopping you today? What 'road block'  is standing in your way? Fear? Dread? Guilt? Inadequacy?  Worry? Those are feelings. While not actual physical road blocks, feelings can become invisible roadblocks to real life matters.  How the heck do you get around these things?? I tend to be an emotional creature [...]

Little Girl and Woman Poem: The Woman of Me

By Monica C. Voskamp Our inner child can call out to us, sometimes louder than it should. The balance and beauty is allowing our child person still journey in our life but our adult self is the prevailing voice, behaviour, spirit and mind. I think I naturally have a child’s heartbeat. 🙂 I love being [...]

Escape Poem: the fear of safe.

By Monica C. Voskamp Ever want to just escape? All the emotion. All that's hidden in you? All that's exposed of you? That's how I felt this week. Writing about rape this week was like an emotional unlocking. Unlocking of images I wished I could hide. Memories and moments, I want to deny. People, I [...]

Rethinking: Push Delete on Reality

By Monica C. Voskamp Do you know how many pictures I deleted when I was the 'Big Me'? Too many. I cringe as I think of one picture summer 2012. Of course it was summer, at the beach. I had bought a workout shirt for a swim top, donned a bright pink top, and then [...]

Hello Self: Please know This

By Monica C. Voskamp Hello Self, Please Know this: You are not your younger you. Your younger self still speaks up.  There is a difference. Your younger you knew the pain of rejection, repeatedly.  You lived in a state of identifying yourself as inadequate, a reject. You weren't good enough. Your younger you labeled yourself [...]