Hello, I'm Casee Marie.

Ernest Hemingway wrote that courage is "grace under pressure." There is no greater courage than our willingness to get vulnerable, to be seen, and to take ownership of our lives with compassion. It takes extraordinary courage to grow strong in forgiveness, patience, and presence. It's a life's journey. I call this particular breed of bravery "quiet courage" and I've learned a lot about it in my recovery from severe anxiety. Here, I endeavor to gather up the wisdom I've gained from my many teachers - and everything can be a teacher, if we're a willing enough student - with the wish of providing an inviting, peaceful space for solace and enlightenment.

The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.
— J.R.R. Tolkien



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