Hi, I’m Julie.
Earlier this year, I began publishing essays about my traumatic childhood, obsessive-compulsive perfectionism, and the painful journey that followed. I wasn’t sure anyone would read them, but the thought of connecting with even one person made it worthwhile.
Months later, Flow has become a communal spot for those who’ve experienced trauma and all the side effects that come with it. Sharing our quirks and challenges has helped us feel less alone.
It turns out, years of treading dysfunctional waters was an ironic gift to me. Although controlling our outsides isn’t the cure for healing our insides, creating aesthetic peace within my home softened the inner chaos a bit. In a sense, strife taught me to forge aesthetic + emotional flow. And so, I share these helpful techniques within the pages of this blog.
My boys describe Flow as my little piece of real estate, an expressive corner of the world where I can connect without it asking me to make it a sandwich. Yes, it is. –But, it’s also a beautiful, centered hive where we can create peace together.
So, thank you for being here. For reading and absorbing the karmic goodness within each post. I hope sharing my lessons-learned will prove helpful in enhancing your path to flow, too. Reach out anytime. I’d love to connect with you. –xo
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None of those other things makes a difference. Love is the strongest thing in the world, you know. Nothing can touch it. Nothing comes close. If we love each other we’re safe from it all. Love is the biggest thing there is.-David GUTERSON, SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS