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create your new beautiful life

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.


- Maya Angelou

About Me

Hi! My name is Julia and I'm a trauma survivor and mental health advocate.

I believe that life can be relentlessly difficult, but also graciously beautiful and hopeful.


I believe that we can heal, grow, and rise up out of our challenges that sometimes feel impossible to overcome.

I’m a rational realist, yet hopeful optimist and always seem to land somewhere on that spectrum (despite the occasional brush with nihilism). :)

This website is a place for me to share my thoughts and ideas as I continue to do the work of creating a beautiful life after trauma.

Thanks for visiting my corner of the world!


We are all worthy of
healing and hope.


Quotes I Live By

There are plenty of quotes out there that have messed me up  - "your thoughts create your reality" for starters, but there are also many beautiful words and messages that have truly helped me on my healing journey. Here are just a few. I'll add more as time goes by.

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