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If only this were a calico cat…

What does radical gratitude mean to me?

The Writings of Sean William Michael

The Writings of Sean William Michael

In this post I share two poems I found written by my late fiancĂ©, Sean William Michael – A Poem Found & Refrigerator Love

Getting Back Into Life

Getting Back Into Life ~

A post focused on getting back into life following a depressive episode. Today also marks my one-year anniversary, so I’m doing a giveaway!

unmindful motivational quotes

Motivational Quotes

In this article, I discuss motivational quotes that fall flat and display toxic positivity, then discuss ways to combat intrusive negative thoughts.


Reflecting Upon a Summer Sunset

Reflecting Upon a Summer Sunset

So last Friday I ended up watching my first sunset of the summer What started out a bit melancholic ended up being a beautiful experience.

Happy Birthday for Me

Gratitude Post: A Kickass 31st Birthday with my Awesome Uncle Jim!

A diary entry to express my gratitude for the great birthday I had with my Uncle Jim.

Human face and bust silhouette made of waves depicting a person screaming into a black background.

#thesilentscream by Matt Abraham

#thesilentscream – a painting done by Matt Abraham in June 2021. The painting reflects his feelings and interpretation of my experience losing Sean.

The Past Few Weeks; Remembering Loved Ones: In Honor of Sean

How have you honored your dearly departed loved ones on anniversaries, birthdays, or other significant dates? Last Saturday, June 12th, was the anniversary of the last time I saw Sean; last Sunday was the anniversary of his death. Today, Sunday, June 20, 2021, is Sean’s birthday. He would have been 32. I’ve been fumbling through […]


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