It does not mean that you are a terrible person, or that you are a bad mom. You need to take care of you, for you, and for others.
I wasn’t always so cruel to you. When you were young all I felt for you was love. Then you grew up. You got older and I learned that I was supposed to hate you. I felt a strange mix of pride and horror from the attention I got because of you.
If you’re neurotic, chances are you regularly deal with your friends and family teasing you about it sometimes. When it’s an anxiety disorder, it can actually interfere with your relationships and at work.
It’s not about never doing those things but about choosing consciously when we do and noticing when it is about numbing our feelings.
If all else fails, just go stand outside, put your bare feet in the grass and remember that you are so much more than your job title, your success, even your name.
The other day I couldn’t give up my seat on the metro to an elderly woman.
It’s easy to forget we aren’t indestructible.
The first 24-hours following a break up can be hard. It can feel like the seam of your soul is being torn apart.
“If no one told you this today, I’m telling you this… You matter.”
Know that healing isn’t linear. Understand that you are not always going to feel great about yourself and about your life. Understand that this is normal. It’s okay to not be okay. You are human.