Poetry: ..the monsters limits..

By Monica C. Voskakmp   They were constricting. Constricting faster than her heart could beat. All this anxiety, All this fear, Constricting her very life beat.   Thoughts consuming, Worries building. Always ever only constricting her ability To live, thrive and breathe.   Fear kept tightening its chains Round her weary body. Worry kept sucking [...]

Poetry: ..Beautiful Madness..

By Monica C. Voskamp   It was a kaleidoscope. Everywhere she looked Things were both beautiful yet skewed. She couldn't make sense of the picture she saw, Yet somehow it was still so beautiful.   Hours ran into days, Days into months. Time was just a blurred run away train. Yet time was also slipping [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]