About Elyse

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My name is Elyse Brouhard. I am twenty-something chronologically, but seven at heart, and generally an old-soul. I love the feel of raindrops on warm skin. I am a poet and dreamer disguised as a cynic. I am soulful and hopeful in my best moments. I am a sometimes wayward servant. I believe in a God who loves fiercely and forgives wholly. I am an alcoholic in recovery. Broken in stained glass pieces: a patchwork quilt stitched together to make a beautiful whole.  I am struggling and healing, wounded and healed. I long for kinship, friendship, and sibling-hood

I work mostly as a social-worker, my current joy is working with folks struggling with severe mental illness. I am supported and cared for by my church family, my bio family, and my AA community. I think everyone should find community somewhere. It has saved my life.

I am here to listen and share, to embrace what is hard and cherish what is good.
I am muddy boots and rained on leaves—I take joy in stomping in puddles.

Thanks for visiting.
-Elyse

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