Leah Farmer

Personal perspectives on faith, literature, and life.

Might I make a suggestion…

Grief, pain, illness, & fear…they are part of the plethora of emotions that we humans face at various times in our lives. I can’t tell you when you will next feel…

Eviction Notice

My emotional well-being and mental health are built on a structure that looks a bit like this: I’m discovering…with the help of an amazing therapist…that I’m likely going to have…

White Girl

Word on the street is that I’m a white girl. Sure, that has been challenged by the hairdresser who insisted I was Greek. (Nope) And by the co-worker who asked…

Happy New-ish Year!

Summer Solstice. Longest day of the year. This year made extra special by also being a full moon. I read in three different places this morning that Summer Solstice is…

To Margie: On her birthday…

When I was 25 years old, I took a job working as an accounting manager for a woman named Margie. Margie was my boss when I was learning who I…

Dangling my feet…

I was sad. No. Like really sad. So sad that getting out of bed each day felt Herculean. So sad that my physical body began to feel pain…joint pain, stiffness,…

Far away…

Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back. –Eve Ensler I’ve been working on fear. Well…let me be a little more honest. I’ve been more…

Writing Prompt: What would my bed say…

Reading Journal

My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it. –Ursula K Le Guin Writing Prompt: Imagination Play. What…

Writing Prompt: If I were a sculptor…

Reading Journal

Everything you can imagine is real. –Pablo Picasso Writing Prompt page 102: What is revealed on my white canvas? What would be chipped away from a huge block of marble…

Being afraid…

“What are you afraid will happen if you get really angry? What is at the root of the fear?” said Ali the therapist.  “If I’m honest I only believe anger…