The rawness and excruciating pain which I'd experienced. Years, I struggled with those raw emotions (e.g., rage, anger, guilt, etc.) Through it all, I felt suffocated by the toxicants. I used my pen and paper to escape that toxic world. Writing became a way to expressively break through the pain barriers and release all toxicity. It became a ‘physical wound healing relationship.’ This therapeutic journey inspired a path of writing for me.