From Darkness to Light Day 3 by Kilaya Ciriello

An Illness Saved My Life by Kilaya Ciriello of the KILAYACIRIELLO blog.   I didn’t really have much more than I could squeeze into my Ford Aerostar Cargo minivan when I decided to up and move from New York City to Los Angeles in 1998. I was a fine art painter with a basement art studio …

Dungeon Prompts: Overcoming Ourselves

This week’s prompt is:  Overcoming Ourselves  “It’s not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathing—they are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.” …

Dungeon Prompts: The Healing Arts

This week’s prompt is:  The Healing Arts   “Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson   “There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.” – Vicki Baum.   “Healing relies on an openness to …

Learning about Love through Death, Guest Post: Mandy

Today’s Guest Post is from Mandy of the awesome blog Healing Beyond Survival.  Please check out her site as you cannot help but be moved, inspired and educated there.

Dungeon Prompts: Chaos

  This week’s prompt is: Chaos When we go through unforeseen, traumatic events, we can learn a lot about ourselves.  Were we the calm in the eye of the storm or did we freak out over every little thing going on around us.  Did we rise and lead others out of the fire, or were …