Tag: empowering

The Roles We Play

Who has society told you to be, friend? Has it whispered lies to you, forcing you to take a form that isn’t quite right, making you feel you’re supposed to play a role that isn’t meant for you? Have you sawed off the bits…

The Realities We Create

Ever since my divorce at 29, after a very short lived three year marriage, I have struggled to find love…not because it hasn’t been there, but because I have not felt worthy. When you don’t feel worthy of love, and yet you’re out on…

A Poor Shopper

Hungry people make poor shoppers… the same is true when we are hungry for love and approval.

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…

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.

Intentions

How beautiful living an intentional life can be, friend, and this seems an opportune time to think about the intentions we set and hold to in our lives as we approach the ending of one year, and the start of another. Our lives are…