Here’s the thing: Your body knows what it requires to be happy, healthy, and radiant.
You left me no choice but to let you go.
We are a society that’s fixated on the finished product, the grand finale, the happy ending. No matter what it is we’re undertaking, we want to sprint past every conflict, every roundabout encounter, so that we can cannonball right to the glory.
“Party time” “My great aunt woke up in the middle of the night, she heard her dog making these low growls. She was single at the time and living alone in her ranch style home.
You will lose the people who don’t benefit from you investing energy into your own well-being, instead of them, for a change.
I want you to see that you have more strength in you now more than ever. You should be proud for being able to pick yourself up after a few stumbles and for being brave enough to soldier on to begin anew.
I’m going to start this off by saying something wildly unpopular and mildly ironic: my fitness journey was inspired by a SoulCycle instructor — the irony being that I absolutely HATE SoulCycle.
The capacity to witness the beauty in others and in the moment is alive in us. It is a practice and skill we can unlock and develop.
It started with a leather jacket. I wanted a “real” one for my 16th birthday. Some kids get cars, Ferris Bueller got a computer, and I got a leather jacket.
How many times had I allowed my ego to raise my child? I missed so many teaching moments because I did not take the time, be honest, and explain my reasoning. As a result, I squandered genuine opportunities to engage.
By not taking it into the real world, your post is merely a performance.
We all lose pieces of ourselves as we travel through different moments of our lives.
Sometimes the noise of life is overwhelming. At times I find it difficult to speak my truth and I feel guilty for allowing my own negative thoughts and the opinions of others to affect me in a way that silences my voice.
If someone disrespects you once, they will do it again.
Most of us are still learning how to separate our own pain from that of the rest of the world.
Getting to know someone in a borderline interview setting.
The extreme thought of having something or someone be everything for you is a very romantic idea. It sounds like the ones you read about in novels and watch in movies or listen to in songs, but no one talks enough about how awful of a thing it is to do this to yourself in reality.
Putting your phone down can confuse you when you are addicted.
A month and a half has gone by since his death, and I am still not sure if I have even processed it, because the truth is, I never want to get over my brother.
All the damage is my gift.
All the rage, my teacher.
All the pain is my promise.
All the ways of imperfect love
Turned me inward to find my own perfect love.
It all starts once you take a big step forward. Never dare to look back, because you cannot turn back the time that has already been given.
The day I fell in love with you, the entire earth shook. The universe turned upside down and galaxies crossed each other.
As we all know, the brain is very complex, and so are neurological disorders like ADHD.
Love works in mysterious ways. Sadly, you do not always fall for the right ones.
“You better not be taking me anywhere I don’t wanna go.”
Does the fact that I don’t feel the need to probe every unexplored corner of the universe mean I lack curiosity? Or can it simply mean that I enjoy the mystery of not knowing everything this life contains?
The idea of quitting everything to go run away and travel is the low-key idolized form of self-expression. But the problem with this is that it isn’t always true self-expression.
Journaling can help you become aware of how you’re feeling, bring to light the problems eating away at you, and also give you a creative space to work through your overwhelm in a positive, uplifting way.
My father was the best dad I know.
The real way to feel safe is to not resist change and to not fight it. It’s to take the time in the course of change to learn what you want and to make the choices towards that wanting.
I would say that I wish you well, but that wouldn’t exactly be fair, nor would it be the truth. Instead, I wish you exactly what you deserve in this life.
Being wanted comes at a cost to our self-worth because we become accustomed to seeking praise instead of giving ourselves the validation we deserve.
“My friend dated someone who ended up disappearing, then we eventually found out he had been arrested for trying to sleep with an under age girl and having rope and guns in his trunk.”
Many suicides, murders, and natural deaths were said to have occurred in both buildings located at this site.
When it comes to friendships and relationships, your love and appreciation can often grow beyond the person you initially bonded with.
When we are well grounded, our energetic boundaries work most effectively. Thus, we can remain clear and centered in ourselves and separate from others energetically.
It may seem simply incongruous that doubt and intuition can be the best of buddies. Yes, I mean besties. BFFLs. Allies. Your inner Magic 8 Ball.
Practicing self-compassion means knowing when to give yourself a break.
I’m 32 years old. I have a four-year-old daughter, a solid partner, and a job I love. I’m also planning for the end of my life.
You took a hold of me and never loosened your grip. Well, I have something to tell you. We are done.
While working from home has obvious benefits, such as no commute, greater flexibility, and greater autonomy, it also has potential pitfalls. In the absence of traditional office boundaries and structure, there can be an unspoken assumption that we are, and must always be, available, and all too easily time management and work-life balance can be eroded.
If this story sounds familiar, you might recognize the historical “Leopold and Loeb murder case”, or you might recognize the plot of killer early 00s thriller Murder by Numbers.
Who was Elaine Parent? And will someone PLEASE hire Sarah Paulson to play her in a movie?
Do I miss her presence? Do I miss the way she walks into a room? Do I miss our shared memories?
Fuck being scared of feeling like you are too much, like you are trying too hard, like you should be playing the game in order to win somebody over. Because you get nowhere when you attempt to hold back all of who you are in fear of what somebody else might think.
Live alone. Go to a movie alone. Be a role model of how much fun you can have without necessarily being in a couple!
He’s proud to be seen with you. He doesn’t criticize you in front of his friends or family members. The only things he has to say about you are positive. And if anyone else has something negative to say, he’s going to defend you.
You don’t always need to choose between entrepreneurship or a 9–5.
Even now, more than a decade later, I find the ghost of you lingering at unexpected turns. I have loved and I have opened myself to being known, and still I feel the panic rise when a man towers over me, when a man whispers in my ear, when a man lingers for too long behind me.
I wonder what would happen if we permanently resided outside our comfort zone. Would that eventually make discomfort comfortable?