The creating of this web site has been a slow and inconsistent process, yet I am writing to celebrate progress. With the coming of a new year, it feels like an opportune time to let you know that this site will be expanded and added to on a weekly basis as of 2019.
That said, I recognize that this is often a challenging time of year for many people and therefore wanted to post at least a few words now. It has been 30 years since I first began creating safe places for people living with the need for self-injury, first actual gatherings, then The Cutting Edge newsletter, and now this web site. This work has been a privilege and my heart is full at the thought of now freeing up the time and energy to return here with passion. I am looking forward to 2019.
Moving forward, I wanted to throw out a simple quote that has guided my efforts over the years. It is from the wise Yoda:
Around the survivors a perimeter create.
May you feel safe here, may you feel understood, may you know that you are not alone. If your life does not feel like a beautiful adventure yet, then please hang on, it just might evolve… it has for me. If you are struggling, please do whatever you need to survive. Please return here and help create this space to be one of comfort and safety, hope and inspiration.
Best to all,
One Reply to “Holidays… some merry, some not so much…”
Good work Ruta!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!