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Hello TheraPatron,

I’m going to be even more honest in this blog post than usual (yes, it’s possible lol).  I’m letting you know now so that you can scroll on with fair warning.

Here goes…

If you’ve been following, you may have a glimpse into what my life looks like.  You might see some of it on the pieces of canvas I throw myself into.  TheraPaint is something that I “hide” behind – a safe space where I can be more open about what ails me and what saves me.  This cyberspace has done wonders for me but a safe space needs to be a physical one as well.  I can’t do this surviving thing alone.  And as wonderful as my family can be, they can’t understand what’s happening and how it affects my life, my mind, my heart.

I’ve been losing parts of myself since January 20th, 2017.  That day took so much of me and I’m not sure how to get it back.  The part that stings most frequently is the loss of human interaction.  I’ve lost those closest to me; either due to my injuries or due to the distance between us.  It sucks.  It hurts.  So, I’m proposing this support group.  I don’t have to become your best friend or even someone you want to see on a regular basis.  But, I figured that I’m not lonely in my loneliness. I’m not alone in my confusion.

So, why not bring our mess of souls together?

Maybe you’re heartbroken over a relationship, battling health issues, stressed over school, unhappy at work, depressed for reasons you may not even be aware of, know someone you care about that is suffering, or just need to cry/vent/scream it out.  Do it with me.

This group welcomes all of your problems.  The things you feel you may not be able to say to others, you can say to me/us (hopefully there will be an us if this group grows!).

If you just want to sit in and not say a single thing besides Hi, my name is ____, that’s okay!  If you just want to listen to people talk about their lives to gain some perspective, that’s okay!

If you want to join and show support for those that are hurting, that would be wonderful.

I do want to mention that as I will be “leading” this group, I feel its only right that it is God-centered.  That’s not to say that if you’re not a Christian you can’t join.  Anyone can join.  It’s just to say that I will be saying a prayer for each and every one of you.  You may join me in prayer at the end of the sessions if you’d like, or you can respectfully sit quietly.

As I receive more and more inquiries about this group, we can discuss a time and place that works best.

I am open to the idea of this being something that is weekly or biweekly and can even vary in location as we figure out where you all live! (Southeast Michigan based)

This is very personal to me and I hope it will be to you as well.

We will be vulnerable.  We will be honest.  We will share a part of ourselves to complete strangers.  And that’s okay.  This could be the place where you can share your deepest and darkest moments without judgment, fear, or worry.

You can message me, comment, email, text, just about anything (info below) to let me know how you feel about this.

Much love,

Rawan

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