I used to wonder if I was too much, but now I’m learning that I am just enough.
Smudging is a cleansing ritual that involves the burning of sage.
You’re being better so you can attract better. But better hasn’t found you yet and it feels like it never will.
2020 gave me two short months of calm before the storm. I only wish now that I could’ve received a warning before the rug was ripped out beneath me.
How do we overcome this?
I surround everything, yet I have nothing. Am nothing. Spread too thin. Suffocating in liquid smoke.
When I think of you, I think of writing a hundred different poems about love and loss and adventure and the quiet nights spent missing you.
Traumatic experiences can happen to any one of us.
With how hard I fought to keep you, to keep you happy, I should and could have been fighting for myself, for my own happiness.
As hard as it is, you need to move on and focus on your process; recognize when something doesn’t sit with you, know you deserve better, and know your boundaries and your values.
They’re a reason for change, a reason to dig deep within ourselves, a reason to stop and learn, a reason to be thankful, a reason to reflect.
The girl you knew before is gone.
“Be water, my friend.”
I don’t think about what I’m doing, I don’t think about how other people feel, I don’t recognize when I’m being difficult until it’s too late. By then I realize that I’ve taken advantage of people.
“Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.”
GEMINI: You’re drawn to people who are dark, sarcastic, and mysterious.
Desire doesn’t make it easy, or simple.
I thought we would be close friends for such a long time.
When you’re in an almost relationship, it’s hard to tell where the “almost” ends and the “relationship” begins.
I hope one day you wake up and see yourself in the light that everyone around you does.
I’ve known struggle. My heart, broken. Into a million pieces.
I’m sorry I treated you as a lover, when in reality, I had no intentions in making you mine.
If your workplace turns a blind eye to a condescending boss, bullying, or blatant mistreatment, that doesn’t mean that you need to.
If you only want a casual fling, say so.
violet is the color of the alzheimer’s awareness ribbon. it is the color
reminding me of an ache in my heart
that came with many lessons i can never unlearn.
A rocket wouldn’t make it to the moon without a successful launch. Can the same be said about relationships?
One of the underdeveloped skills for children of unloving mothers is often communication.
I am 27 years old and have just been told that I likely have only five years left to carry children.
I need you to understand that you are not your past—you have only been shaped by it.
You should hold out for someone who is honored to tell the world about you, not someone who hides you away and procrastinates when it comes to committing to you.
You’re going to have your heart broken one day. But don’t worry, it will heal.
Please, I beg you, do not comment on how much or how little I eat. Do not talk about food with me or weight or diets unless you are my psychologist or dietician. Please do not comment on my body.
Having sex and being open about what you want with a partner in bed.
Even if your parents were the most lovable people on earth, if you were bullied at school or by any other peer group, you still accumulated scars for life.
You can’t magically make yourself happy. You can’t flick a switch and watch your sadness drain away. You can’t force yourself to feel okay again when you are falling apart on the inside.
What is the right way to mend the heart that has been mauled and kicked over innumerable times?
Before you, I was a resilient stained glass masterpiece.
Arguing can be a sign of a healthy relationship.
Only Child: You’re used to being on your own, so you don’t feel the need to check in with others every few hours. You’re okay with living life on your own. You can go months without seeing someone who matters to you and it won’t bother you in the least. But it might bother them.
“What you seek is seeking you.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
Everyone goes through periods of stress — but you don’t have to fight through the discomfort. You don’t have to keep going until you collapse.
LIBRA: You’re afraid of opening up too fast and scaring someone away.
But this isn’t who we are. There isn’t an us.
The idea is to shift our mindset from fear to embracing challenges and being uncomfortable by psychological distancing from egocentric solutions.
If I stopped moving forward, I would be prolonging this guilt incarnate, which is not what I wanted. However, moving forward and away from my dad was not what I wanted either.
I wanted to find my own sensei to lead the way—someone like Wendy Rhoades from Showtime’s Billions. So, my search began. I googled, dug through Thumbtack.com, and even ventured onto Yelp. I was hopeful, but things took a weird turn.
People often have the misconstrued notion that mental health professionals have it all together and aren’t struggling with some of the same issues as their clients.
Many assume it is simply the idea of breaking up a family that keeps us in the cycle of abuse. But I am here to say no, that is not what made me stay.