Don’t be afraid of feeling: no feeling will last, but it will return until you take what you need to learn from it.
This giveaway is now over, but you can buy a copy of The Human Element on Amazon or iBooks.
Invest in active clothing — not necessarily workout clothing, but something you can move in. Get a water bottle, a backpack, sneakers and a first aide kit. Pack up and go adventure.
Sometimes the whole of who we perceive ourselves to be is nothing more than how we fit into the contexts of what we mean to other people.
You could sit backstage without having to overhear four people vlogging. (One beauty vlogger showing you how to do her “stage makeup” look; one vlogger who is doing his signature “hey everybody!” sign on…)
People think that they can only be grateful for the things they want, but gratitude is something you cultivate.
The worst part of it all is always the ex who takes to social media to air their grievances. Not for the person they’re complaining about, but for every one of their friends and followers who is made unbearably uncomfortable for the duration of their song-lyric-posting, “my heart is so broken I could die” status update days.
There’s something about seeing how ancient wisdom applies to a modern life that makes everything seem that much more connected.
The books you treat like bibles. The doodles and quotes in your journal, the Tumblr photos you reblog. The glossy magazines you flipped through when you were a pre-teen crafting ideas about womanhood that you’d have to dismantle for yourself.
You don’t owe yourself to the things you left behind. You don’t have to worry about the people who don’t worry about you. You don’t have to be fighting an upward battle to have a life that has meaning. You aren’t worthier for having suffered.