Losing Ali

I used to think I was a bit of a wordsmith. Then came a point where words were simply not enough. The chasm between inner experience and outer expression, the inadequacy of mere language to be able to define a circumstance, sent me into a seemingly irretrievable silence. Maybe I was just really badly depressed…

Accepting Your Trauma Brain

I haven’t been writing for quite some time. It’s the perfectionist in me that declines the effort to try. I tell myself that I can’t write effectively if I’m low, preoccupied, stressed. I can’t write with trauma brain. It’s true. I don’t produce my best work when I’m in the midst of a crapstorm. I feel as though…

Blog Closure – thank you and goodbye for now

I’ve thought very hard about the future of this blog. For the last week or two I set it to private while I considered my options. In summary, I have decided to cease posting on this website for now. Here’s why: The initial posts I built this blog around represent a time in my life…