Poetry: the answers.

By Monica C. Voskamp   the answers continue to elude me. time and time again. I'm a long time searcher. I'm a weary searcher. I'm tired of not finding the answers.   I'm tired of trying on ways. I'm tired of what doesn't work.   Its so empty. So shallow. Just doing good things. Just [...]

Day #5 Love Series: the Ground Beneath.

By Monica C. Voskamp Goals. Nothing wrong with them specifically. Achievements. Relationships. Jobs.  Families. Faith. Those are part of our lives, and a good part. What is the wrong in them, then? When we place our value, our defining and our grounding in the things & people of life, this is the error. How does [...]

Decoding Religion: my journey of escape.

By Monica C. Voskamp Self Care. Self care isn't selfish.  It was the first thing I learned in my first counseling session.  It's ridiculous to think caring for your one irreplaceable self would be considered selfish...sinful. My religion mindset told me otherwise. I was terrified to be doing something sinful. In 2006, I knew I [...]