The Wheel Keeps Turning

It feels as if there is no getting off this ride You hurt me, and I hurt you back and forth, round and round like dancers, we glide to and fro stuck someplace between love and hate like seasoned boxers we weave in and out of love at war with each other and battling our better... Continue Reading →


Another Sleepless Night

It's 4 a.m. and I can't sleep...

Opening up to self-love

Embracing my femininity has been a challenge for me over the years. Often feeling emotionally vulnerable and unready to explore myself as a woman I tend to dress boyish. A lot of that had to do with personal trauma I experienced as a teen. From sexual to emotional abuse...I hid it all from most of... Continue Reading →

Perspective Retrospective

Today is day one of a new year! The earth has made it around the sun one more time and we are still here! Whether you believe you made it this far by sheer luck or divine providence, be grateful! Many people didn't get to see today. As I look back on my own life... Continue Reading →

The Journey Begins

Gainesville Peer Respite is a nonprofit organization in North Central Florida. Our mission is to create a sanctuary and that allows members of the community that self-identify as peers to connect with others with shared experience. We have created this site as a way for guests of Serenoa House to share their stories, triumphs, successes,... Continue Reading →

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