I like that you make me a better version of myself.
I have moved on from him, but the trauma is still there. It doesn’t mean that I still love him, it just means that I am still healing.
They have nothing to talk about or don’t give any opinions. It’s a sign that nothing excites or interests them.
We have so much goodness and love to give, yet I know many are afraid to receive it. It’s overwhelming. It makes us vulnerable, and it may be fleeting.
I want to wake up in the morning next to the person I love. I want to walk the streets at midnight talking about random stuff and laughing at every funny and corny joke we throw at each other.
You come up with excuses to see him out of the blue.
The idea that “resting is lazy.” Self-care is a somewhat new concept to most people, and humans suck at it. We focus on things that aren’t biologically sound – like dieting, exercising to failure, or working 80 hours a week – and totally ignore what we actually makes sense in regards to being healthier and more fulfilled.
We all have been on our spiritual paths since we were born. Therefore, you don’t need to follow and buy into their expensive retreats to be able to manifest the life you dream of or be the best version of yourself and be in sync with your true nature.
If you let what you think others think control your own mindset, you are going to miss out on so many opportunities in life.
Sometimes, you need to let your worries take a backseat. You need to ignore your doubts, your fears, your what-ifs. You need to take a chance on yourself, even though you’re not completely sure of yourself, even though you have doubts, even though you aren’t positive whether you’re making the right move or making a mistake.
Everything I have learned in life has been a lesson. I don’t regret anything I went through because it got me to where I am today.
You might feel like you’re alone because everyone else looks like they have their lives together. Because everyone else seems to be moving at a healthy pace and hitting all the right milestones. Because it seems like you’re the only one struggling this hard, feeling this confused, feeling this numb.
Loyalty is painting your own face so you can follow them into the circus just to make sure that they don’t lose themselves. Loyalty is reminding them that this is not home and the paint does come off.
I don’t like having memories of things that didn’t happen, so I can only tell myself that it was real, all of it. That you did care for me, for as long as it lasted. That I mattered to you.
It’s better to be single than to force a relationship to work. To force your person to pay attention to you. To force yourself to believe everything is going to turn out okay.
This a playlist to help you heal. This is a playlist to help you collect your broken pieces and simply make them a part of you.
You stopped seeing each other for a reason. You were apart for a reason.
Trust your judgment, trust what you believe, trust that you can accomplish your dreams. We’re our own worst enemies, but we can also be our own best friends.
I give you full permission to feel all of it, every single excruciating ounce of it.
People (and yes, we’ve all been guilty) are so busy looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right—”The One”—that they forget one crucial thing: Perfection is an illusion.
To a trauma survivor, these visits can be more than an inconvenience or a discomfort. They can be painful, and they can be scary. They can cause flashbacks, and they can make us relive our trauma. They can even retraumatize us.
Money may be a personal goal or a business objective, but it is certainly not a qualifier of someone’s effort or ability.
For me, it was real. So real that it haunts me to this day. For even the universe agrees it was supposed to be us in the end.
If someone doesn’t make the effort to value and understand you, they do not deserve you.
It only took me four years to utter those words, and even then, I can’t seem to lose the “technically.”
Sometimes it’s as if I’m sinking into a chasm of loneliness that I’ve dug on my own like all I’ve done in my life is fall into one misstep after another.
The first time I attempted to make love after my husband left me, I had a panic attack.
The truth is, I love you so much the threat of loss consumes me.
Whether it’s a back rub, taking out the garbage, or surprising them with their favorite slice of cake, keep showing your appreciation for them.
Pain is a normal part of life, but that doesn’t mean it’s a necessary part of life.
You deserve someone who goes out of their way to show you how they feel, whatever way that is for them. Someone who holds onto you when things get tough, because they believe you’re important.
We’ve become so obsessed with ourselves that losing our phone hurts more than losing a person. Somehow, we’ve taken individualism and used it to legitimize narcissism.
Why has happiness turned into something larger? Why is there this common and often heavy expectation that we should be experiencing this feeling more often than not?
If learning to love yourself sounds like too big of a leap from where you are right now, you can start by learning to give a shit about yourself.
We’ve all been in shitty relationships. That’s not what defines us. It’s what we choose to do after that shitty relationship that matters.
Too many people listen to others, simply because they know they’re going to get the chance to speak next. And that’s not really listening. You’re only paying half attention to them, because the other half is on yourself.
VIRGO – You’re a hype man. Whenever your friend posts a selfie or gets dressed up before going out with you, you tell them how damn good they look. You make them feel confident. You make them feel sexy as hell.
When you decide to date someone, you’re not only committing to a relationship with who you see in front of you, you’re committing to their past too.
Don’t give in to feeling guilty.
How can you stop feeling loss, unless you’ve turned your flames of anger into butterflies of forgiveness that you can let go?
I love that you know, after all these years, that I refuse to stop believing in love.
It’s not just a breakup. It’s not just the end of a relationship.
He takes time out of his day to listen to you, even if just for a few minutes.
I remember how thankful I was that you were no longer the one I was writing poetry for.
I believe that you can do hard things. I believe when the world tells you “no,” you will not listen. I believe that you won’t shy away from tackling the mountain that stands before you—you’ll find a way to climb to the other side, and you’ll rejoice in how far you’ve come.
You should absolutely break out of your comfort zone and say yes to activities that scare you. But there is a line. Saying yes to everything is not the solution if you’re not doing it for the right reason.
Once you realize that the constant seeking and ruminating of the mind is never ending, you come to see that life happens in the in-betweens.
If you don’t set boundaries in healthy ways, you will eventually have no choice but to set them in unhealthy ones.
If you love twists and turns, you need to get hooked on this one.