April 7, 2022

Shedding the Self-Hate

Shedding the Self-Hate

Michelle Devine

I’m not sure how old I was when I started putting my self-worth on outside influences. As young as elementary school, there were definitely the “cool kids” and “not so […]


March 16, 2022

My Secretive Hate

step-mom shame

Michelle Devine

I associate secrets with shame. Shame is humiliation or deep, painful feelings because for whatever reason, I’ve decided that how I feel is not okay. For me, when I’m asked […]


December 27, 2021

A Caregiving Person

Michelle Devine

Over the course of my life I have been a caregiver in so many capacities that I’m not sure where to start. It is so much a part of who […]

Caregiving, Reflections

November 12, 2021

The Definition of a Guest

definition of a guest

Michelle Devine

Are you in a place in your life where you feel like you don’t belong? Maybe you have lost the connection with your spouse, so you feel like you’re living […]

So…you’re in a situation where someone says “hey, can you help me out on the weekend?” and you immediately scroll through what your plans look like. Do you have something […]

I think there are just some people that want to feel connected to the people that came before them. From a really young age, I wanted to understand my family […]

It was May 2010 and I sat in my car outside of my grocery store job talking on the phone to my cousin Stacey. She had been living in Calgary […]

…10 minutes. It felt like an eternity. That 10-minute drive to the hospital was a whirlwind in my head. I was living in a nightmare. We’ve all seen those scenes […]

Michelle Devine – Navigating Grief in my Relationship in becoming a fiancee and an overnight step-parent

I can honestly say that I feel like I don’t quite fit often. I’m kind of a parent. I’m kind of a spouse. I’m kind of a therapist and I’m […]

  1. Dan says:

    Yeah… if put you put your faith in other people…y’always gonna feel let down. Here it is plain and simple.. put your faith where it belongs… with God, who loves you more than any human can and makes you some things you don’t want to go through in life… so you can grow and get closer to what he knows is your best self. People will always leave you… even the supportive ones… but God never will. Ya dig?