My Life Will Be My Message

“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” ~Gautama Buddha I have meditated for over half my life. It didn’t always look like meditation, and I didn’t always refer to it as such, but the driving need

No One Deserves to Be Abused

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” ~Kahlil Gibran You’re stupid. You’re a loser. You’re worthless. You will never amount to anything. You’re not worthy of love. These are things I’ve told myself throughout my life. The experiences I had throughout my childhood led me to believe

How to Just Be: 5 Life Lessons I Learned from Watching Sunsets

“Never waste any amount of time doing anything important when there is a sunset outside that you should be sitting under!” ~C. JoyBell C. “You need to just be.” At the time I didn’t understand my teacher’s words. My identity entwined itself with my ambition. I fought inner emptiness by overloading my calendar. I fought loneliness