Elsa Saks

elsa saks is a writer. a traveler. and a lover. she helps people heal through stories.

bye 👋

it’s elsa here. i wrote the core of the following message long before the global change put the world on hold. hey there, i am signing off… for 6 months.maybe for a year.maybe for two or three. in truth, i don’t know for how long. i am slow in creation mode. sometimes a story of …

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everything changes

this is the eight story from the emotional support series. previous story: delegating work after ninth grade, i heard, “go and study a vocation.” “no!” i said sharply. “i want to go to a high school.” “if you go to a high school you will not get my financial support.” my mom said. “but…” i …

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delegating work

this is the seventh story from the emotional support series. previous story: overthinking as a gift from an early age, i learned — when i cry, no one’s here to help. no one’s here to pick me up. to hug. to comfort me. to say, it will all be okay. for months, i laid in …

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overthinking as a gift

this is the sixth story from the emotional support series. previous story: emotional freedom at age twenty-eight when i began to gobble up spiritual wisdom by the clock, i began to see better how i swam sprints in the pool of gazillions of thoughts day n’ night. when i had nothing to do, even then, …

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emotional freedom

this is the fifth story from the emotional support series. previous story: discharge of energy since the day i remember myself, from age eight up until my mid-twenties, i was self-explosive dynamite. when change happened i boiled up. i slammed doors. i spit hurtful words. and i sang painful songs louder than singers ship their …

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discharge of energy

this is the fourth story from the emotional support series. previous story: second chances i was ten. no-no. maybe twelve. i can’t recall. but i know that periods had not started. i did something my mom disliked. something very innocent to a child. what? gosh, i wish i could remember but i don’t. on that …

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second chances

this is the third story from the emotional support series. previous story: slippery slope in december twenty-sixteen life said, i was spiritually aware but emotionally unsupported by myself. i was never there for self. for the child in me. never. ever. heck, i realized i didn’t even know what it means to be there for …

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slippery slope

this is the second story from the emotional support series. previous story: empath, who? i had the knowing that i am an empath, an energetically sensitive soul, who feels what others feel. who, for decades, has translated someone else’s feelings into what i thought they thought of me, not knowing, it’s how they thought of …

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empath, who?

note. in the upcoming months we’ll dig deep into emotional support. lets see what it means to support ourselves in moments of unexpected change. this is the first story from the emotional support series. back in twenty-fourteen in peru, “elsa, i think you’re an empath.” “a what?” i asked. “an empath. a person who feels …

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non-stories

today’s love letter takes a poetic touch. i’ve been writing non-stories since twenty-sixteen. i call them whatever’s. you can call them poems if you’d like. usually, they wash down from havens, from an unexpected space in time. they portray my experience. i grab a pen. i dirty a page. and history, as i like to …

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