We are not alone in our hurt, our failures, our passions and our longing to be better than we are today. We’re not the only ones. What a relief.
I write a lot about cancer, addiction, and diseases of the soul. Diseases like worry, fear, control, comparison, resentment, just to name a few. Apparently, I am not the only one who has them. I used to worry that when my cancer went into remission, my writing would go into remission with it. But since the diseases of the soul, the “common plagues of the heart” as I call them, are chronic, it seems I will never run out of material.
Even though I write about a variety of topics, there is one theme that presents itself in every single entry; ME–My Soul. I write about what I observe, struggle with, screw up, celebrate, and grieve. I talk about what I believe in with all my heart, what I wish I could believe, and what I am completely confounded and confused by. I touch on territory in my soul that I have come to find out also exists in yours.
I love when I hear from someone who identifies with my craziness. Because that’s the beauty of it. We are not alone in our hurt, our failures, our passions and our longing to be better than we are today. We’re not the only ones. What a relief.
Soul Selfie is a collection of the first 110 blog posts composed during Heather’s battle with leukemia. During that battle, and through the parallel ordeal of dealing with a loved one’s addiction, she discovered the true meaning of faith and regained her hold on life. She also came to realize that she was not alone in her quest to conquer fear, worry, control and other plagues of the heart.
Soul Selfie: #nofilter
This is the second installment of my first book, Soul-Selfie, which covers the first 120 blogs I wrote during my Leukemia battle. Soul-Selfie: #NoFilter covers the aftermath.
“Heather, I thank God for you. Your posts are so raw and emotional; I feel your joy, pain, happiness, etc. Your writings are inspirational.“