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Posts by Erin Phillips

Survivor, Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Erin finds connection, grounding, and healing through art, nature, movement, and healthy community. Life is shifting from surviving in “extreme independence”, which she learned was actually an early-formed trauma response, to living and surrendering to love, which is providing her with all the tools she needs to grow and heal from within. She was diagnosed with leukemia at age eight followed by 26 months of chemo and then nearly a year of hospitalizations for severe anorexia at age 10. She is 28 now and spent most of her life up to this point running, criticizing the sh*t out of herself, and surviving in fear, isolation, and confusion. But from the outside perspective she had on some beautiful “my life is fine” masks. She is committed to better understanding how our thoughts create dis-ease within the body. A profound resource she has been introduced to is Louise Hay’s book, Heal Your Body. She currently lives in North Idaho and is a painter, photographer, writer, and outdoor educator.

No Fear

by Erin Phillips November 17, 2021

There’s a tattoo inscribed on my side. / It has today’s date -September 14th / 2001 / Twenty years ago. / Underneath the date are two words written in beautiful cursive / No. Fear. / I don’t know why I followed that date with that phrase.