Dr. Sunita Merriman

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I am a poet, an author, a wife, a mother, a sleep clinician AND a childhood trauma survivor. I healed when I understood I was broken, not a victim.

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Bravo Jake Gyllenhaal and Tim Sturridge. 2 sensitive performances, but even more touching was to see how they care about the stories they tell in Sea Wall/A Life, and the impact of these deep human relationship tales on the audience. After the show, Jake invited interested audience members to share how the show impacted them- their feelings, thoughts ... my blog this week at www.Selfloveselfcarefirst.com is inspired by how my daughter Nina and I experienced the play differently and how that can help deepen relationships and our understanding of others. Check it out! The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. Bravo Jake and Tom👏#selfloveselfcarefirst#seawallalife#jakegyllenhaal#tomsturridge#nickpayne#simonstephens#hudsontheater#relationships#wellbeing#love#grief#loss#family#intimacy#emotions
I didn’t know any better,
I was hungry for love,
I was lonesome, 
So you had me believing, 
That I was the crazy one.
You can read the rest of my poem, ‘Crazy Hungry Love’ in my book ‘Stripping- My Fight to Find Me’- How many of us let the world tell us who we are? From what I’m hearing as I share my poetry and experiences, many! How do we take control of who we are? By going inwards and finding our strength. And having the courage to deal with all parts of us- the good the bad and the ugly that resides within us. By reconciling with all of these parts and then accepting them. That is the only way we gain agency of ourselves. It’s a supremely difficult and many times, very painful process. That’s why we avoid it.But it’s worth it in the end because we find who we are- not who someone else sees us to be through, the filter of their experiences, wants and needs. And their dysfunction. So if you are stuck in a Crazy Hungry Love cycle in your life, break free! You’re worth it! #selfloveselfcarefirst#love#narcissism#crazy#hungry#poetry#breakfree
A Lesson in Longing- by artist Jennifer Packer. At the Whitney Biennial, 2019. It ends on September 22 so there is still a couple of weeks to feast your eyes on the provocative and thought provoking art of 75 American. artists.#jenniferpacker#whitneybiennial2019#longing#lesson#art#life#artist
Do we ever really say goodbye to those whom we love? Is it even possible to ‘let go’ or ‘move on’? My experience told me that it is absolutely impossible to do so! We can process our loss into a form that we can hold on to. Well, that’s the healthy way to experience loss- to be able to transform our love and connection with another person into a ‘carry on bag’ form so we are never without the essence of who we loved- even if they have left us. Whether it is death, separation, abandonment, moving or any other departure. Refuse to ‘move on’ and instead ‘carry on’!! Who do you ‘carry on’ with you?#selfloveselfcarefirst#goodbye#stayforever#moveon#carryon#love#connection#loss#poetry#poems
Heart ❤️ Bliss- Explore, be curious, find new places of cozy comfort and simple joy. Be happy with the little things in life. I learn so much from Runa, my love bug #heartbliss#curious#simplepleasures#siberianforestcat#cat#bag#wholefoods
Just watched the incomparable Serena Williams at the US Open- wow! Billie King narrates an inspiring commercial #womenworthwatching#letsgoladies#redefine#serenawilliams#equality#courage#women#girls#inspire#billiejeanking
The Iberian Pig- Heart Bliss ❤️in Decatur, GA with Simrin, heavenly Spanish tapas, meeting vivacious Lauren who is originally from Boston and spending time connecting with old and new#selfloveselfcarefirst#theiberianpig#spanishtapas#connection#daughters#newfriends#food#charcuterie#collegetours
Living to fulfill your potential and to gain wisdom is not a new message. It’s worth repeating again and again though. These words by Seneca are not sugar coating it!#selfloveselfcarefirst#seneca#philosopher#startliving#wisdom#mortality
Sundown at the lake- washing away the imprints of the day’s demands-#sundown#lake#love#peace#tranquility
Once we awake from our slumber, there is no going back. #selfloveselfcarefirst#poetry#arousal#consciousness#awareness#truth#mentalhealth
Let’s talk about Love- because what else is there to talk about? #selfloveselfcarefirst#love#istdp#davanloo#dynamicpsychotherapy#healing#poetry#creativity#consciousness#unconscious#emotions#iedta
Start your week with honesty- Poetry that is brutally honest- sometimes that’s the only way forward- by Sophia Parnok #poetry#womenpoets#honesty#love#truth#authenticity#mondaymorning#happymonday