“We accept the love we think we deserve.” ~Stephen Chbosky A few years ago I was completely heartbroken, and I thought I would never find love. I’d gone through a string of painful breakups over a number of years, but I thought I’d finally met someone I could be with for the long haul. I’d
“The moment that you feel, just possibly, you are walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind, and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself… that is the moment you might be starting to get it right.” ~Neil Gaiman The road seemed to go on forever.
“Who you are is what you settle for, you know?” ~Janis Joplin I spent several years in a state of light depression without noticing. Why was it only “light”? Because I was functional: I went to work every morning, I managed to feed myself (mostly with convenience food, but still). My house was reasonably livable,
“Clear your mind. Your heart is trying to tell you something.” ~Unknown Words have incredible power. I’d like to share three little words that can unlock your inner magic. They can help you cut through the layers that stand in the way of your inner truth and help you get in touch with your highest
“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” ~Wayne Dyer How many days do you wake up feeling like you’re a hamster on a wheel? You brush your teeth, take a shower, drink your coffee, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch television, go to bed, and rinse
“Feel the fear and do it anyway.” ~Susan Jeffers Let’s do a thought exercise together. I have flown, I don’t know two or four times a year since I was eighteen and a few times before that, and I am now almost thirty-seven. On the low end that puts me around forty times. On the
“You will never follow your own inner voice until you clear up the doubts in your mind.” ~Roy T. Bennett One evening my husband and I decided that we, along with our daughter, would go together to a neighboring town about thirty minutes away the following morning. He had an errand to run, and I was
“Stress, depression, and anxiety are caused when we are living to please others.” ~Paul Coehlo I came from a broken and very poor family. My father left the house during my teenage years, and it was just my mother, little brother, and I remaining. Like most single parents going through the hardships of singlehandedly caring
“Empathy’s the antidote to shame. The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: me too.” ~ Brené Brown There is so much power in giving yourself a voice; in choosing to use that voice for truth; in giving life to the secrets, judgment, and shame you keep hidden away. “Me too” can change someone’s
“If you have a bad day, remember that tomorrow is a wonderful gift and a new chance to try again.” ~Bryant McGill As I crawled back into bed after hitting the snooze button, my eyes heavy with sleep, I told myself, “You gave up once more” and rolled over back to sleep, annoyed with myself.