Tag: empowering

Breathe and Decide

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”

My Body, My Palace

I have been working on my relationship with my body, and a part of that requires looking at the messaging that I have received that has helped to form that relationship in order to systematically confront and dismantle what isn’t serving me. Growing up… Continue Reading “My Body, My Palace”

It’s Not Fine, But It’ll Be Okay

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”

To Live

Let’s live. So often we become robotic clock punchers. Living our lives by routines and obligations. All the things on our to-do lists become quiet bossy dictators of our time, and take over our minds with frantic worrying. Let’s decide what we think. Push… Continue Reading “To Live”

Mile Markers

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”

My Gap-Toothed Smile

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”

Landmines

If you don’t love yourself and feel wholly worthy as you are, this is the evidence. These are the landmines you’re planting your relationships. The doubts, the questioning, the need for validation, and for someone else to be responsible for your emotional regulation. I know, because I used to plant them and then be surprised when they would erupt in my face.

The Pull of Self Abandonment

Recently I reflected on what happens when you step outside of your comfort zones to change, grow, and bloom into something new. The external result of your internal changes may be to make others uncomfortable with the new and unfamiliar version of you. There… Continue Reading “The Pull of Self Abandonment”

Comfort Zones & Disappointment

Opening yourself up to something new can be scary, whatever that ‘new’ might be. It’s easy to get stuck in comfort and what is known and familiar. While I do think that there is something valuable in being able to be content in life,… Continue Reading “Comfort Zones & Disappointment”

Embrace Embarrassment

We all make mistakes, say things we don’t mean, or have awkward social moments and all of these can result in embarrassment. Whether you learn at the end of the day you’ve had food in your teeth since your lunchtime salad or you send… Continue Reading “Embrace Embarrassment”