His name isn’t on my birth certificate. I don’t share his last name.
Move through the forest of your past and into the clearing of your present. Sneak off into the sunset, get to know the moon, and rise with the sun to start all over again.
I was driving down University Drive on my way to Hollywood when a bulletin interrupted a radio call-in show: first they announced “a malfunction” aboard the space shuttle, and then an explosion. I felt sick to my stomach as I heard the news. At the credit union, someone had brought out a TV set and people were watching it numbly.
You were the first boy I loved, but clearly not the last.
Let’s not taint the good memories we made with bad ones. What we had was good, but it wasn’t all that there is in love or in loving someone.
To the girl who is feeling lonely: Forgive yourself. Have compassion for yourself. Love yourself.
JVN reminds us that self-acceptance and self-love is a choice that comes with effort. That effort must remain constant to keep us moving forward into an evolving state.
Anxiety is more than the made up scenarios.
I find that the strongest relationships I have are the ones where we are open and honest about our successes and our struggles.
This journey isn’t about anyone else’s expectations but your own. This journey isn’t about anyone’s happiness but yours.
Maybe to you, I was just a phase.
I often hear that “there’s never a right time to have a baby.” Well, I disagree. I think there is a right time. But right now isn’t it.
There is a huge difference between amicably ending an incompatible relationship and freeing yourself from the clutches of a toxic or abusive person. If you begin to recognize symptoms of PTSD, seek help. You deserve to be whole.
I care too much about myself to start caring about you again.
I don’t need anyone else to like me. I don’t need anyone else to give me validation because I already know my own value.
The longer you spend in a bad situation, the more normal it feels. You get used to the arguments and the tension and the tiptoeing around.
Write down words you wish someone would say to you over and over again.
Why does everyone want to sleep with you?
I am exactly where I am supposed to be to get to my next step.
How can we all obtain wellness without having to struggle and fight so damn hard to get it?
I like myself a little bit more without you
I like the things you didn’t like too
I’m trying to be okay with that.
People will pass, but the things they leave behind can stay if you foster them well enough.
When we avoid conflict, we avoid love. We avoid joy. We avoid growth.
You always have a choice to make, even in the chaos.
Self-esteem affects not only what we think, but also how we feel and behave. It and has significant ramifications for our happiness and enjoyment of life.
There will never be a “perfect time.” It simply does not exist.
How could I forget everything when you brought me so much joy in life? I guess I can’t. And maybe I shouldn’t.
You don’t owe anyone an explanation, especially for why you do what you do and when you do it. You are responsible for your own actions.
Wear your best underwear to work.
You can learn to live without the constant validation, and you can learn what you’ve depended on them to tell you all this time. Learn that you are valid.
You are not slutty. You are not promiscuous. You are doing nothing wrong.
The keynote for the retrograde is this: Not needing something actually attracts it to you.
They’re just lucky they have Eleven.
How do we set ourselves free? How do we become happy after we’ve lost part of our life and soul? How do we choose a new life rather than spend years mourning our last one?
When you keep your shirt, socks, or shoes on instead of stripping down naked.
When your anxiety tethers you to your house, you tend to overthink. You have a lot of time alone, which means you have a lot of time for your thoughts to run wild.
Maybe the things I need are better than the things I want anyway, and building a sense of entitlement only hinders me from recognizing it.
SCORPIO – Watching too much television, making too much of a mess, expecting to be mothered.
You’re officially on the tail-end of your mid-twenties. You are a verified adult. You’ve probably lived on your own, now pay all of your bills, been in love, heartbroken, and everything in between.
You deserve someone that will give you the kind of love that fills your heart with joy.
Seasonal Affective Disorder — or SAD , as it’s known as—is a self-diagnosable condition that affects people’s mood and overall mental state at the same time every year.
It’s okay to be lost—allow yourself to wander.
This fascinating ancient temple to a Sumerian moon god has survived four millennia, the elements, and military attacks, but it still stands strong and proud.
He’s confident you aren’t going anywhere — while you’re nervous he’s going to leave at any second.
I’m fun to fuck — but not to fuck over.
I think of you
at 2 a.m.
dancing around my bedroom by myself,
surprised by how much I can move
in the space
you no longer occupy.
I can guarantee you that you’re not exactly where you thought you’d be. Or where you thought you should be by now.
Narcissists can be charming, charismatic, seductive, exciting, and engaging.
“I think that the meaning of life is searching for the meaning of life itself.”