Roxanne Cottell is a certified NLP Life coach who writes about healing who you are, astrology, and becoming who you are supposed to be, no matter how hard it seem and no matter how much working on ourselves sucks.
Homelessness: no one gets there without help
"God forbid you ever had to walk a mile in his shoes 'Cause then you really might know what it's like to sing the blues..." (Everlastʻs What itʻs like, from their 1998 album, Whitey Ford Sings the Blues, Universal Music Publishing).
Aloha: It is not what it is sold as (because it is not for sale)
This is a photo I took in 2020. I was sitting with my love, in his Jeep, one evening when we left his friendʻs house to get groceries. I was there for Valentineʻs weekend. He was house sitting.
Things she never told me
Lots of us were raised to follow in someone elseʻs footsteps, as though creating our own path would somehow lead us into something like temptation or damnation or just, possibly, somewhere out of the line of judgement by others who behave, believe, and tell us all that they know better than we do, know better what is best for us, and all of it looks like nothing that we would have chosen or choose to do ourselves.
An open letter to the people who call me, you, anyone at all... a friend...
To those of you who would call me your good friend, even a best friend: No. This wonʻt be one of those "this is how you treat your friend" writings.