At their heart (pun intended), love letters are an effective way to share feelings. Sharing these feelings can be vulnerable and therapeutic, but they are always an authentic way to satisfy the heart while laying bare the soul. My love letters to you are part of my expressive arts publication where changemakers (like you) can pause, read, reflect, interact, or simply be. Life is full of paradoxes, liminal spaces, and mystery; we view it all so differently. It’s what makes each of our stories beautiful and unique. So “take what you need” of my love to you for your journey wherever it leads. May you travel with grace, compassion, a to-go plate of soul food (‘cause ya gotta eat), and lots of laughter. *h/t to Langston Hughes

Take What You Need comes from the 12 step motto “Take what you need and leave the rest.” It’s the creative expression and offering of Lynette Davis, mental health advocate, love activist, and author of Success to Die For and a contributing author of Illuminate by Barclay Press.

She writes and speaks about mental health, recovery, faith, spirituality, the wholehearted pursuit of wellness at work and in life, and all the awkward stumbling in-between. When she’s not crafting or curating narrative tales about healing journeys, you can find her collaborating on media projects and breaking down barriers with: 

  • Fellow introverted geeks who aren’t shy about speaking truth to power 

  • Prayer warriors who know the language of recovery 

  • Snarky outliers who laugh in the face of adversity 

  • Dreamers who wrestle for their blessing 

  • Queer artists and healers who embrace their talents and share with others 

  • Other solopreneurs and self-employed folx who have tried and failed at fitting into boxes 

Because changing the world needs people who don’t fit neatly in some else’s limitations. 

“There is no spoon.” - The Matrix

Contemplative * Friend (Quaker-ish) * Blerd * Trial-by-Fire Tested and Holy-Grace Approved 

You can learn more about Lynette (moi) here and read my book here.

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