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.

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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Is EMDR the answer to lasting peace?

I went to a new therapist earlier this summer to help me deal with one of the underlying causes (at least, I assumed it was an underlying cause) of my self-criticism and depression. I had recently heard of EMDR, so … Continue reading

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