There are some words that just capture the things that matter so well. Like many things, media is a powerful tool that has the ability to give us a lens into ourselves… but it can also be used to manipulate and separate. It’s easy… Continue Reading “Breathe and Decide”
It’s not fine, but it’ll be okay. There was something so reassuring and affirming about hearing those words. Countless times throughout the day we are asked how we are and many of us respond automatically with those simple two words, “I’m fine.” Or, how… Continue Reading “It’s Not Fine, But It’ll Be Okay”
We live lives full to the brim with various events and doings, but only a handful of them are mile markers. Events that mark a significant period of time, events that veer us off course, and – if we were a house – these… Continue Reading “Mile Markers”
When I was little I had a gap in my two front teeth. It was large enough to fit a nickel and a dime pressed together perfectly. I know this because a friend handed me a nickel and asked if it would fit between… Continue Reading “My Gap-Toothed Smile”
Your thoughts are not reality, they are just thoughts. How often do we get stuck in that place, though, trapped in the mire of our thoughts believing them to be real? We create ourselves with our own imaginary worlds. This is the weight, the… Continue Reading “The Weight of Thoughts”
Of the 95% of people who believe that they are self-aware, only 10% of people actually are. On my own journey of wellness, introspection, and self-awareness I remember hearing this quote by Tasha Eurich in a TED talk. Her findings came down to one… Continue Reading “The Mind Trap”
When you’re able to truly tap into your own desires, wants, and power it can initially feel uncomfortable, selfish, and can be laden in guilt. At least, this is how it is feeling for me. So many of my patterns involve me considering and… Continue Reading “Pattern Breaking”
Ignoring a broken bone doesn’t fix it.
If left untreated the problem only gets worse and leads to complications and more pain and suffering.
The same is true of our internal injuries.
Tend them as tenderly, if not more so, than a broken bone.
Perhaps, like a broken bone, if given this intentional space the heart can heal just as strong – if not more so – as before the breaking?
Our mind is a powerful tool, friend. We can sit and and ponder the intricacies of the universe, the inner workings of the human heart, and the deeper meaning of life itself. More often, though, we get caught in worry, planning, or any slew… Continue Reading “The Worrying Mind”
I have placed my self worth, like a gift, into the hands of others assuming that if someone else found me desirable, lovable, admirable, and attractive then that must be true.