Poetry: Be Brave

By Monica C. Voskamp You need to be brave. You need to stop this running And finally face the storm.   Be brave. This is what you need to conquer. This is what you need to find Healing.   Face your storm, my dear It’s time for you to rise up And weather this storm [...]

The real issue isn’t the issue..

By Monica C. Voskamp Why do we (continually) do things we regret? Why do we submit ourselves to a cycle of abuse when we abhor it so much? In short, the moment of pleasure and immediate comfort is cherished more than the repercussions of pain and the work of resolution. There are many reasons we [...]

When Strength meets Broken

By Monica C. Voskamp Suicide. The epitome of broken, when depression is the winner. “Your illness does not define you. Your strength and courage does.” This quote...you can replace the word illness with: Struggle. Trial. Temptation. Financial crisis. Disappointment. Heartache. Loss. Unspoken pain. Unseen battles. They don't define you.  Whatever ‘demon’ is overwhelming you today, [...]