This evening I had the pleasure of joining Sheila Hamilton at the Portland launch of her new memoir, "All The Things We Never Knew: Chasing The Chaos Of Mental Illness". Listening to my sweet friend read such tender words from her story to a completely packed house tonight, I thought to myself: "THIS is what saving lives looks like. THIS is what it means to own your pain in a way that helps others find the way to owning theirs. THIS is beautiful healing, incarnate." Thank you darling…

Another fabulous Portland evening spent celebrating my super talented friend Sheila Hamilton in honor of her incredible new memoir about love, family, mental health and suicide awareness -- "All The Things We Never Knew". A couple months ago, I went on Sheila's radio show "Speaking Freely" on to tell my own story of overcoming trauma and addiction, and how trauma-informed care saved my life. Here's that interview:

I just turned 36 moments ago. To celebrate, here I am, illustrated by my darling friend Chris Butler, who created the character (and directed the Academy-Award nominated Lenka film) "ParaNorman". Thanks for the love texts and presents that have already been pouring in. So sweet! ❤️

...because nothing says "Welcome to my house" like a white ceramic statement piece about American gun violence in the entryway. #PDXdesign #UncleSamHand #LoganLynn #Portland

Tomorrow would have been this sweet creature's birthday. He's been gone nearly 3 years, and I don't think I feel any better than I did the day he left, though I cry in different ways now and have learned different ways of interacting with his absence. I suppose that's just how love works. I'm going to play with other people's animal friends tomorrow in celebration of his big life and all that I learned from him. He was my great teacher. Love you, Dutch bunny! Wish you were here. ❤️

Really excited for the Old Portland time machine we are going to take a ride on this Friday when "Heaven Adores You" makes its local debut. Ruth Less and I will be there celebrating the life and music of this sweet man, as will many of the folks who are featured in the film. Here's an interview I did about Elliott Smith last month for The Huffington Post with the film's creators:

I still don't have anything positive to say, but my house is so cheery and bright today it's helping to balance me out. #FuckItLetsBuyStuff #Portland #PDXdesign #PDXmusic #PDXart #LoganLynn

Look what arrived in the mail today! Congratulations to my friend and mental health advocacy partner @SheilaHamilton on such an incredible accomplishment. Everyone go out and buy this book! #PDXliterature #Books #SheilaHamilton #ATTWNK #LoganLynn #Portland #MentalHealthMatters #KeepOregonWell #FightStigma

I moved into ye ole dream house one year ago today and am just as grateful for these particular walls now as I was then. XO, home! Thanks for being so pretty and peaceful and quiet and safe. I love you. #PDXdesign #Portland #LoftPorn #LoganLynn

I made a new friend.

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