If you thought going vegan meant eating nothing but salads till the end of your days, think again! You can create a host of gourmet dishes — if you know what to do.
To love and to not feel it returned is a terrible thing. To love from a distance in silence is hopeless. To love another enough to damage yourself even though it hurts like hell is ridiculous.
I never considered myself an alcoholic. I was never dependent on alcohol. But in a sense, I was, because I didn’t think I could have fun without it. This mindset was all wrong.
Surround yourself with people who understand your goals and are willing to help you get there.
If you are feeling depressed and lonely, collapsing is absolutely the worst thing that you can do. Instead, it is important to do things that make you feel good.
Please don’t decide to shrink your worthiness when they realize what they lost was actually precious and not worth letting go of.
You heal not by finding someone new to love but by loving yourself first.
If you’re trying to get over him, delete him off of your social media. He no longer needs to validate your life’s occurring events, and keeping up with him will only cause more pain.
If that’s not serious love, I don’t know what is.
Amy stripped Barbie and Ken of their homemade clothes — we couldn’t afford the store-bought kind — and inserted Ken between Barbie’s slender legs.
There’s been a story, a series of stories, that have taken me 11 years to write about.
You are your own knight and shining armor, and you can surrender to it now.
Some connections are not meant to last forever and we can appreciate them for what they teach us before moving on.
This is your opportunity to reclaim your power and step into self-love in a way that you have never considered before.
Twelve strangers wake up in a clearing. They don’t know where they are, or how they got there. They don’t know they’ve been chosen… for a very specific purpose … The Hunt.
There’s something to be said for starting and ending your day with gratitude.
People give “nice guys” a bad reputation in the world of dating. A “nice guy” is really just a stable, healthy person, though I know there are some outliers.
Whether you’re all happily in relationships and gearing up for a romantic weekend getaway with your bae or you’re happily riding the singles bus, one day a year should be dedicated to your girls, no interruptions.
I do not need a partner to validate who I am, and I refuse to spend another Valentine’s Day feeling sorry for myself, thinking that I must be unlovable because I’m still single.
If it’s over, let it go.
St. Valentine died for the kind of love that is a daily choice rather than a passing feeling. He died for the love that results in lasting commitment rather than something that fizzles out.
I still love you, I really do.
Our behavior is, without question, directly responsible for the outcomes of our lives.
Finding joy in the day to day isn’t about living a nomadic lifestyle or wearing the fancy clothes at your boozy Tuesday afternoon brunch or having all the plastic things and never once feeling empty.
Just a little reminder to those who feel like they’re not good enough or they’re never going to be enough: Honey, you already are.
Sitting on the couch while savoring my morning coffee, I caught myself smiling.
No one else has any damn say in how you process your sadness in order to survive and come out on the other side without losing your spirit.
Finding meaning in our trauma requires digging up the past and deciding what is worth keeping and what should be left behind.
Stuff I like, you’re welcome.
In the personal development and self-help community, there is a lot of talk about taking care of yourself, being your own boss, being the parent to your own inner child, and having your shit together—basically doing everything yourself. We often forget the beauty in the vulnerability and tenderness of admitting we might need help.
We lie to ourselves as much as we lie to others. We turn away from the real issue of our shortcomings, fears, and insecurities by concealing them through falsehood.
They’re not just words, they’re not an anchor you attach to someone’s leg, they’re not an ego boost.
Feeling the fear and doing it anyway puts you one step closer to overcoming the fear.
When you get there, you will have to reconcile something, and it is this: to love where you are, you cannot hate the steps that got you there.
You have the kindest heart and you always make me feel safe even when my world is crashing down.
We spent the whole day together, and I knew something wasn’t right. I should’ve forced you to go…somewhere.
You are enough.
I appear to be fine, functional, yet I am the absolute opposite of that.
You don’t want to be negatively judged or evaluated in anyone’s eyes, so you think about what you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen. Most likely your biggest trait.
You can’t just tell someone to eat—the problem is far more deep-rooted within, and to this day, people still don’t understand it.
Love is a complex and powerful emotion, and you should never feel bad for having your own definition of love.
If it is important to you to receive a Valentine’s Day gift from your significant other, be upfront about it. Don’t play it cool if it actually matters to you.
Whenever you feel tired, you can always step back and go back to where you started so that you will be reminded again of the reasons why you are doing everything.
We often hold on so tightly to things we think are meant for us that we look past the amount of damage they can cause.
Do not give in to the easiest or trendiest fad. Fads come and go and almost all of them fade.
Healing takes courage and strength. Healing is moving from feeling like a victim to knowing we are a survivor. Healing is finding our voice, even after it was stuffed down for so many years.
Cancer: They’re kind of obsessed with the day. In a world where they’re often accused of caring too much and being too gushy, this is the one day where they REIGN.
True healing means abandoning anything toxic even if it’s the last thing you want to do.
I hope you recognize that you have the strength you need to keep treading water. I hope you realize that you know how to swim, too.