black holes and depression

*As one who has dealt with depression on and off for longer than I would like to admit, I, as most of us who struggle are, are always looking for inspiration, tricks, tips and tools to find our way out when in the depths of it all … the black hole or the black dog…

Creative Experimentation

With all the gorgeous fall colors I’ve been seeing online, I’ve been searching for stunning locations also. Sometimes it’s not meant to be, so you need to change tracks, go with the flow and just have fun. I found no locations with the type of imagery I wanted to create, so I let it go…

Can’t Change It

Maybe I need to reconsider acceptance, which I wrote about yesterday and as soon as I wrote the words, I knew my brain may be tricking me. As soon as I clicked publish, I knew that my brain may be playing tricks on me. Accepting the things from our past that we can’t change, like…

Her World

her world became so small

smaller than she wanted to admit

to anyone

not even herself

prison life would be busier

she thought

and she quickly snapped herself out of that thought

/brenda johima

The Journey by Mary Oliver

The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice– though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. “Mend my life!” each voice cried. But you didn’t stop. You knew what you had…


I AM By using two of the most powerful words, “I AM” … it is one way to help free the self from ALL limiting thoughts. Put what you are or what you want to be, right behind those two words, and repeat it out loud, over and over. I start my day with this and…

a lonely fall day

I promised myself to take at least one photo a day and post online, whether award winning or subpar. Why? Commitment. To commit to not give up even if the going gets tough, which it has been lately. Titled : “a lonely fall day”   Always Love, Brenda (p.s. A brand new Website is coming…