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  • Why I No Longer Believe There’s Something Wrong with Me
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    Why I No Longer Believe There’s Something Wrong with Me

    “Our thoughts create our beliefs, meaning if you think about yourself a certain way for a long enough period of time you will ultimately believe it.” ~Anonymous You’re ugly. You’re stupid. You’re a loser. Imagine thinking this way about yourself every day. No exaggeration. That was me. When a girl didn’t want to go on… More

  • We Can’t Do Everything, But We Can Do More Than We Think
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    We Can’t Do Everything, But We Can Do More Than We Think

    “There are plenty of obstacles in your path. Don’t allow yourself to become one of them.” ~Ralph Marston I was sitting in a self-improvement course listening to the facilitator’s instructions. “I want you to come up with a Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal,” she announced. “This needs to be a stretch, something where you really put… More

  • The Antidote to Shame: I Am Enough
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    The Antidote to Shame: I Am Enough

    “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” ~Maya Angelou I grew up with a father who was an addict. When I was fourteen my dad hit rock bottom and lost a job with a six-figure salary, my parents separated, my dad went to rehab for alcoholism and sex addiction, and I learned my dad had… More

  • Letting Go of the Victim Label: The Past Will Not Define Me
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    Letting Go of the Victim Label: The Past Will Not Define Me

    TRIGGER WARNING: This post deals with an account of domestic violence and sexual abuse, and may be triggering to some people. “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” ~Unknown It wasn’t long ago that I lived my life as a professional victim. It wasn’t intentional, but somewhere along the… More

  • Accept Yourself Unconditionally (Even When You’re Struggling)
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    Accept Yourself Unconditionally (Even When You’re Struggling)

    “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself.” ~Nathaniel Branden Have you ever thought that you accepted yourself fully, only to realize there were conditions placed upon that acceptance? There was a point in my life when I realized I had stopped making tangible progress with my emotions, self-esteem, and habits.… More

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