Author Archives: Shaunalei

About Shaunalei

"Peace by Piece" is a storehouse for my exploratory journey of discovery and healing. Feel free to reach me at: shaunalei@codepoet.org.

Manipulating a metaphor

The metaphor of drowning has been a persistent image during my years of depression. “Drowning in possibilities.” “Drowning in the complexity of life.” “Drowning in my mistakes (the harm I’ve caused).” “Drowning in uncertainty.” Etc. The other day, as I … Continue reading

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A way to look at pain

A woman recently posted on a private Facebook page about her feelings of hopelessness and unlovability (she’s going through a divorce). Feeling heartfelt compassion for her, I thought about her situation and wrote the following response: *********************************************************************************** Thank you for … Continue reading

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Oh, really?

Last night’s insight: “Depression is believing one’s efforts won’t make the difference.”–sba Now, to recognize when I’m in such despair and to be skeptical of the so-called impossibility of improvement. “Oh, really–nothing will improve my situation/status/state . . . ? … Continue reading

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