By Natalie Rabinowitz | Featured Contributor
Life has ups and is a journey.
Life has downs and challenges us.
And with that, it is how we weather the storm
that allows us to come through strong as a rock.
Experiences that make us resilient,
builds character, gives us wisdom.
And we continue;
as life has ups
and life has downs.
Continue reading “Strength [a poem]”
By Markie Doczi | Featured Contributor
It isn’t always fireworks
In cinema depicted,
It may be present in a heart
But hidden from the eye;
Sometimes there’s no room for it
Til hate has been evicted,
Cloaked in angry, bitter words
Revealed within a sigh
Continue reading “Love [a poem]”
If you have been feeling increasingly down or depressed lately, you are not alone. Surveys worldwide have shown that the vast majority of people feel that the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant negative effect on their mental health and wellbeing—and it’s no surprise why. The stress of social isolation compounded with the daily onslaught of negative news—along with existing worries about health, work, and family life—is more than enough to trigger depression for the first time or exacerbate symptoms in those who have already been diagnosed.
No matter where you are in your journey, this article will provide some practical strategies that will help you counteract negative thoughts and feelings of loneliness while improving your mood and helping you feel less depressed.
Continue reading “Feeling Depressed? Coping with Depression during COVID”
By Michael Sean Erickson | Featured Contributor
Lover is the sun at night
Held only in your sleep
Secret other lost to sight
But in your heart so deep.
Sunlight dances in a dream
Spotted steps upon a stage
A kiss as hot as lover’s steam
Locked inside your little cage.
Continue reading “Lover is the Sun at Night [a poem]”
By Melody Finch | Featured Contributor
All I see is River
Crashing on its crazy course
Ever onwards, on forever
With such fervour, with such force
But there is sun…there is moon
Verdant meadow, windswept dune
Shimmering dusk, starlit sky
Scented forests, mountain high
Continue reading “River [a poem]”
By Jaya Avendel | Featured Contributor
Sword of color crafted to
Stab out our eyes.
No focal point
Only intentional slashes and swirls.
Birds see too much and so
Become experts at seeing what matters.
How pretty the plastic flowers are in
Tribute to single graves.
Continue reading “In Passing [a poem]”