Tag: growth

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”

To Bloom

Someone recently asked me about a past experience, one that for a long time I had carried a great deal of shame about, one in which I often sat in judgment. I thought that I should have done something differently or known better. It… Continue Reading “To Bloom”

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”

Self Worth

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.

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”

Almost and Just About

Stop settling, friend. Stop settling for almost, just about, close enough, and what ifs. Stop shoving your dreams, wishes, desires, and needs aside for something that leaves you yearning and desiring more. For something that doesn’t quite scratch the itch because you’re afraid that… Continue Reading “Almost and Just About”

Releasing Control

We all crave intimacy, and yet it’s the scariest thing in the world to receive for it requires vulnerability. Vulnerability — my friend — demands that we give up control. It means that we allow ourselves the space to be raw and open.

The Space Left Behind

Life changes. Sometimes you rail against these changes, denying them and fighting them. Trying to bargain and trade to get back whatever it is you’ve lost. I have found myself in this space. Begging for second chances, swearing I’ll change myself to fit a… Continue Reading “The Space Left Behind”

Practice Patience

Friend, so much of our ability to remain patient depends upon our ability to practice being hopeful, to believe that in everything there is a reason and that all detours, setbacks, and heartbreaks are – in reality – preparing you for something better.