Author Archives: angel joy

About angel joy

love is an action verb. i live love in action.

confessions of things said in my head

confession of yesterday morning’s conversation in my head: i don’t have time for this? for what? what other more important thing do you have going on right this second than cleaning up protein powder you just spilled on the counter? … Continue reading

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my love-filled confessions

confession: i have always prayed. during early adolescence when my agnosticism appeared, i continued to pray without addressing my prayers to anyone outside myself. repeating mantras during meditation came easily to me and began in conjunction with my nascent agnosticism. … Continue reading

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confessions of writing

confession: after falling away from my writing group a few years ago, i sat in a circle of gifted writers today. if, according to  annie dillard, “how we spend our hours is, of course, how we spend our lives,” then … Continue reading

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confessions of cheap thrills

confession: instead of buying chocolate, cookies, cheese puffs or other binge foods at trader joe’s each week, i treat myself to a two-inch blooming potted plant exported from canada. i love canada and i love small stuff and i love … Continue reading

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confessions of great-grandmothers

confession: if it is true that addicts will do anything to avoid feeling the specific emotion they absolutely refuse to feel, that feeling for me used to be grief. now it is anxiety. the first few times i went to … Continue reading

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confessions of fear, strength, and vulnerability

confession: if our vulnerability is our strength, then i want to tell you the most vulnerable thing because i want to be strong, stronger, always stronger. but telling you the most vulnerable thing may not equal being the strongest, because … Continue reading

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confessions alternating with quotations

confession: in a dream last night, i peeled layers and layers of skin from my back, face, arms, hands, and feet…trying to show you what’s underneath, trying to expose what’s inside me, trying to release what has been hidden. writing … Continue reading

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