Work on self is not selfish
It’s a necessity
I used to think differently
But the universe humbled me
I do, I appreciate rawness so much
It's fascinating to me that somehow,
somewhere along the way
most of us get the notion
that it’s safer to hide our hearts and mask our soul
“I just turn my feelings off,”
“Yes me too,”
“it's just easier that way”
And I thought about all the times...
I have always prided myself
on my fierce independence
In my early twenties
I never even let a man open the door for me
or pay for anything
Some days I feel trapped
by my responsibilities
Other days I feel guilty
for feeling anything but incredibly grateful
Freedom is a topic of much interest..
I have gotten a fair amount of criticism
for sharing so openly
I have been called needy, desperate
and just plain inappropriate
So I get why we swallow our truth
We cannot avoid difficulties
Life will inevitably be filled
with ups and downs
You will struggle
And that is not a sign
Focusing on improving myself
instead of competing with others
has changed my life
in the most beautiful way
I used to be in constant comparison mode
"Battle Scars are Attractive" Last week I heard Gary V speak and he said these words that touched me deeply -- they penetrated my fear and felt like electricity in my blood stream. I am terrified of failing.
We cannot avoid difficulties. Life will inevitably be filled with ups and downs. There will be storms. It is reasonable that we would wish, at times, for a life without hardships, but in my experience...
Pretty much exactly. Feel the fear, respect it, acknowledge it -- but do not let it run the show. I am not so much interested in being fearless, I don't know anyone who doesn't get scared from time to time...
This. Chills. Truth.
Your sensitivity is a gift
And while at times it might mean you feel pain
and a lot of it --
sometimes pain is simply the most...
I do, I like messy, honest, loyal people
Those who understand that chaos often precedes greatness
Those who choose truth over comfort
And those who value loyalty over likeability
Our obsession with perfection
is crippling us
and literally killing some of us
I see it all around me
and I lived it daily
We are paralyzed by our...
One of my favorite Maya Angelou lines is,
“As soon as healing takes place,
go out and heal somebody else.”
I think about this a lot --
I teach this everyday
Oh, yes this.
There’s a sacredness in tears
Let them fall,
let yourself feel
I have been moved to tears
many a time over the last week
And remember that in a society
that profits from your self-rejection
self-doubt, self-loathing and just plain hate --
that liking yourself is a rebellious act
This is so key
The more I take responsibility for me-
all of me,
the more clear I become
of the significance of this statement.
We all have a shadow...
I used to be terrified of being alone
And I used people so I didn’t have to be with me
You see there was a lot of ugly
dancing just under the surface
of my painstakingly painted...
It hurts my heart that so many people are walking around thinking something is wrong with them because they cannot "adjust" to society, because they cannot engage in the ways they have been told...
This. I think about death often
I think about life always
This is the way I would like to go out
This is something I would like to be able to say,
"I used everything you gave me"
I am going through
one of the more painful transformations
of my adult life
Each night as I close my eyes,
my stories leave
This. Love this quote so much.
We live in a world with so many people telling us
what to do
and who to be.
Reclaiming your mind is the key
It takes courage.
At least a few times a week someone comments
on one of my quote and says "easier said than done"
To which I always say...
She believed she could and so she did. ✨ Tell me please, tell me what do you plan to do with this one wildly precious life?
It's true. You cannot necessarily change people, but you can change your response. As Victor Frankl said: "Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
Grow. Grow in the places you never thought you would. Let the pain strip you of everything you are not. Become the best version of you.
I think about this often
I frequently talk about
“being true to who you are”
and I get hundreds of messages from people saying...
We live in a world where one of the primary drivers
of our economy is self-loathing
Hating yourself is socially acceptable,
almost socially required
In a world where every part of you...