My name is Missy Leigh and if I am completely honest, I have no idea what I’m doing. My life is a perpetual improvisation. I’m currently going through a really difficult time. I feel lost and I have no idea how to sort it. I don’t tell you this to gain sympathy. I said all that to say this… I’m totally at peace with not knowing.
Most of the posts on this site are from 2017 and since then my perspective has evolved quite a bit. Recently I have made it a goal to write more often. If I don’t know anything else about my life purpose I do know that I am a talented communicator and an advocate for the underdog. I’m also an artist. Check out the graphics section under “Menu”.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my words. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can fill out the contact form and let me know.
My life has been shaped by a tremendous amount of suffering. Somewhere along the way I started to believe it was not okay to be who I was. I have been fired from jobs for “being too emotional”. I’m not mad at the pain anymore and I finally realized that rejecting my pain only made it worse. You have to learn to love the pain. It prepares you for your purpose.
When we cut ourselves, blood begins to pour from the wound and we feel pain in the area that has been injured. It is easy to identify where the pain is coming from because we can see it with our eyes. We know where to apply the antiseptic and bandaid so that the wound can begin to heal. Emotional wounds are a bit more tricky. We are just beginning to realize the damage that is caused when emotional wounds are left untreated. (See Book: The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel van der Kolk MD)
The idea for this site was born from the realization that humans need to heal themselves from trapped emotional trauma in order for our species to evolve. I’m still healing. I’m by no means an expert but I am pretty smart and I would like for people to know they are not alone. So, I’m just telling the truth and talking about the hard stuff, the taboo stuff, the bury it because nobody can know stuff. Every emotion has energy behind it and if it is not expressed it stores in the body. A build up of unexpressed emotions, over time, will manifest as disease.
I want to start a conversation about the things that hurt. I want to talk about mental health issues. I want to identify the sources of our shame. I want to talk about sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse. I’d like to examine the way we interact with one another and understand why it is our tendency to be jerks to the people we disagree with. I want to talk about the things we want to improve and the things we can’t understand.
All my love, -m