At the center of her life, Jasmine “Ivanna” Espy is a storyteller. Whether she’s writing poetry or directing film, Espy’s dream is not only to share the experience of being human, but to inspire others to share their stories, too.
Pain is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s a necessary part of life.
If you don’t set boundaries in healthy ways, you will eventually have no choice but to set them in unhealthy ones.
Eventually, you have to stay in one place long enough for your life to straighten itself out.
Maybe we figured out something about who we are, something we didn’t know before.
You’ve had less and still the sun shined every morning.
This year, learn to stop taking everything so personally. Learn that everyone exists within their own understanding of the world, and what doesn’t fit neatly within that image must be judged or condemned.
Though you’ve probably come across many people who have been supportive and loving partners to those struggling with chronic illnesses, you might not have come across Anjel Marii.
“I sometimes think back to that moment and of how blissfully unaware I was of what the next decade would look like for me,” Pooja Parikh, an Oklahoma City local and years-long HS sufferer shares, recalling the first flare up…
Being kind to yourself is often doing the thing you least want to do.