Tag: empowerment

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”

It’s Just a Detour

There have been many endings in my life that initially felt cataclysmic. Not getting into the college I’d dreamed of attending. Break-ups with lovers that I’d believed would last forever. Jobs I’d applied for that seemed a perfect fit passed me over. All things… Continue Reading “It’s Just a Detour”

The Mind Trap

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”

The Worrying Mind

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”

Brand New

Have you committed to perpetual growth, friend? The kind that has you striving for the kind of evolution that requires shedding again, and again, and again. A commitment to growth can come at a price, however. There will be people who cannot or will… Continue Reading “Brand New”

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.

The One that Got Away

Friend, have you ever sat and wondered why something didn’t work, slipped from your grip, and got away? Perhaps a lover who left before you were ready to let go, or a job prospect that seemed an ideal fit, but went to another candidate?… Continue Reading “The One that Got Away”

Healing Something Broken

Friend, when we are heartbroken or disappointed, or in anyway feel damage emotionally, we move forward and will take any stride to protect against similar and further damage. This to me reminds me of when we suffer a physical injury, such as a broken arm. We take the time to heal to immobilize the bone so that the bone can heal.

Trigger Warning

Triggers are a tricky thing, my friend, and we seem to collect quite a bit of them over the course of living life. By the time we get through childhood, which I believe lasts well into most people’s twenties, we’ve suffered wounding. Wounds, that… Continue Reading “Trigger Warning”

Broken Pieces

Friend, most of the time we’re merely broken people, stumbling around breaking other people. We are careless with our words, our actions, and our deeds. Seldom taking notice of what matters, what is important, and what could make us whole until after we’ve destroyed it.