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Melissa Richards  

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Tender is the ghost, the ghost I love the most.

Depression is hard.

Writing this is hard.

It's hard being human. It hurts.

I'm sensitive, I know that. I feel things deeply.

"Tender is the ghost, the ghost I love the most."

I try to be happy, and at times I am.

But it creeps in like a tender ghost, reminding me that it is still a part of me.

A part of who I am.

And I can welcome it and honor that I am human.

and honor that I am not perfect.

or suffer in my own self loath.

I'll leave this here for you.

In honor of the emotional human.

- M

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Yoga is my therapy, movement is my medicine, peace is my goal.


I experienced the loss of my father right before my first year of college. 


I was leaving home, moving to NYC to pursue an education and a career in art. At the same time, I was experiencing the death of a parent. 


I was caught between two feelings.


What was once the excitement and ecstasy of taking on the biggest adventure of my life was suddenly replaced with trauma, loneliness, and fear.


I needed to shut the world off for a minute. It was all going too fast...


I decided to start taking yoga to find some stillness, some clarity, a moment of quiet before leaving to New York that summer.


I didn't understand much of it then other than the silence that it brought my mind lead to some healing in my heart. Little did I know this practice would change my entire life.


I want you to know that healing is possible. Its a journey.


I hope that through my sharing of personal experiences with these rituals and practices, you are able to heal those wounds, and become stronger.




I see you. I hear you. I'm with you.

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