Tortured Souls

a blog for creatives, by creatives
Tortured Souls is a place for creatives to learn about the mental and emotional issues artists face with the goal of finding out they are not alone and realize they don’t have to give up their creativity in exchange for their well-being.

…on self-care and why February sucks

Today is March 1st and honestly, I couldn't be happier for February to be over. Historically, February is always the hardest month of the year for me. Whether you call it the Winter Blues or issue a formal diagnosis of Season Affective Disorder, I have...

…the glance that knows

I don't really get poetry. Which is kind of surprising since poetry is 99.9% about expressing feelings and ideas (something I'm kind of into), but it's a form of writing I've never really been able to connect to. I think it's because poetry is supposed to...

…what I’m reading

All throughout grad school, I kept an Amazon wish-list of books I wanted to read once I was done with school. The only things I managed to read outside of schoolwork were a couple of fiction books I'd purchase last minute in the Hudson Bookseller's store...

…and the soul felt its worth

O Holy Night is my favorite Christmas song for two reasons. Vocally, I would argue that it is the most beautiful and versatile Christmas song ever written. Full choir arrangement? I'm on the edge of my seat. All-women's choir arrangement? I hope it never...

Ready, Set, Blog

"I've always felt there are two different kinds of writers - those who write until they have something to say, and those who write when they have something to say. I've always wanted to be the latter" (Rick Elias). I've always loved writing. It started in...