Category: Happiness

Growth Mindset

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine The idea of growth mindset is that the hand we are dealt is merely a starting point. One in which requires you to ask yourself, where will you go…

Stay Grounded

I found myself in tears last night, friend. There was a prevailing sense of hopelessness and anxiety as I went out and about yesterday. Not my emotions, but those of others. I felt them crashing upon me like waves. So many people are feeling…

Letting Ourselves Down

There are many ways in which we can let ourselves down. When we say yes, when we’d rather say no. When other people’s feelings are placed ahead of our well-being. When we silence our voice out of fear of how we will be perceived….

Believe and Wait

It is easy to lose faith in what we are capable of. To forget about the potential within us. When we are young we believe that anything is possible, and we see the world as this bright, shiny place teeming with possibility. So often…

The Owner’s Manual

There is so much power in establishing and maintaining boundaries. As a caretaker and someone who strives to see other’s perspectives I have allowed my boundaries to be crossed, erased, adjusted, and manipulated. Being a nice, compassionate person it often felt difficult to maintain…

To Be Chosen

We want to be chosen.

To have someone who loves us as we are, has seen the flaws and weaknesses, and wants us because these nuances are part of what make us beautiful, and wonderful and delightful.

To truly have someone see all the parts that make us uniquely us. To take the time to peal back the layers and say yes.

Held Hostage

We hold ourselves hostage in so many areas of our lives.

Locking ourselves away in mental prisons.

Prisons erected within our own minds, carefully built stone by stone from the wreckage of the failures of our past, the heavy stones of overwhelming anxiety that comes from the things we cannot change, and mortar of debilitation caused by the unknown.