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  • Easing a Broken Heart: 5 Ways to Reframe Rejection
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    Easing a Broken Heart: 5 Ways to Reframe Rejection

    “When the wrong people leave your life, the right things start to happen.” ~Zig Ziglar The end of a relationship triggers many grief emotions, but when a couple breaks up because one person decides that it’s over, there is a very distinct pain: the sting of rejection. It doesn’t matter whether things had been difficult… More

  • How I Learned to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions
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    How I Learned to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions

    “Sometimes I think I need a spare heart to feel all the things I feel.” ~Sanober Khan I felt her agony and loneliness as if it were my own. Even as I write that sentence, my eyes well up and heaviness fills my heart. Then, I’m reminded to apply the advice I give others. My… More

  • 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

  • Drop the Mask: The Freedom of Living an Authentic Life
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    Drop the Mask: The Freedom of Living an Authentic Life

    “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~e.e Cummings Here is an unsettling idea. Most of of us are are not who we think we are. We are not the person that we bring to work, we are not the people we show to our parents and children, and sometimes we are… More

  • Freeing Yourself from Problems and Habits by Seeing That You’re Already Free
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    Freeing Yourself from Problems and Habits by Seeing That You’re Already Free

    “Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Imagine there is a river running through you. Your entire experience of life flows through you, down that river. Everything you think, feel, and do… 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

  • Soften into Life and You Will be Strong
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    Soften into Life and You Will be Strong

    “It’s the hard things that break; soft things don’t break…You can waste so many years of your life trying to become something hard in order not to break; but it’s the soft things that can’t break! The hard things are the ones that shatter into a million pieces!” ~C Joybell C Language is a powerful… 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

  • Breaking the Cycle: Why and How I Stopped Binge Drinking
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    Breaking the Cycle: Why and How I Stopped Binge Drinking

    “Good habits are hard to form and easy to live with. Bad habits are easy to form and hard to live with. Pay attention. Be aware. If we don’t consciously form good ones, we will unconsciously form bad ones.” ~Mark Matteson I am an extreme person. I have always done things at 100 percent. I… More

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