an
unfiltered

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BY JESS BROWN

I’m kind feel stuck inside an in-between season where I try to be grateful for where I have been able to get to thus far – while still keeping my eye on things that remain difficult in my life that I hope resolve. I’m grateful for the steps I’ve taken to remain secure in my […]

Beginning, Faith, Jesus

The Courage To Bloom

Most people that meet me tell me straight up that I’m a laid back – easy to get along with person – so it’s interesting to also do some self-reflection and acknowledge that I also struggle with peace. Isn’t it funny how people can see you as one thing and be surprised that that’s not […]

Beginning, Bible, Faith, Mental Health

Learning To Master Peace

Trigger warning – SA * * * * * So much of recovering from sexual assault is feeling uncomfortable in your own skin. Your body, your agency, your identity becomes sullied by another person. You don’t feel like you fully belong to yourself anymore. For the first few years I felt like my skin was […]

Beginning, Mental Health

But it will make you free

I’m not sure if this sounds super dramatic but I’ve felt suppressed for a long time. I can’t keep plants alive but I know there comes a time when a plant’s roots are growing and the only thing holding it back from growing more is the size of the container its in. I can make […]

Beginning, Community, Mental Health

Like a small plant rising 

Celebrating personal growth and becoming who you are meant to be

I published a podcast similar to this topic a while ago: here. But this is something that can come up at times for me still to this day. The desire to be fully healed according to my standards of healing so I don’t have to feel embarrassed that I’m still not over “it”. Have you […]

Beginning, Faith, Jesus, Mental Health

Be gentle with your healing