Learn how to date yourself. Learn how to cherish moments alone. Learn how to experience life with the unique perspective that you were born with.
You will stay stuck in anger and judgment, and in feeling like a victim, as long as you make others responsible for whether or not you forgive yourself. Others’ forgiveness has nothing to do with your own decision to judge or forgive yourself.
Like I often have to remind myself, it is okay to say no, put yourself first, and take time for yourself. Whatever self-care means to you, do it.
Your body is not trying to torture you, I swear. Your body simply learned bad things happen and is trying, through triggers, to protect and keep you alert so a trauma doesn’t reoccur.
In professional settings, the responsibility of speaking about medical conditions in a neutral, edifying way should not fall exclusively on the client. It is the medical professional’s duty to use language that does not promote harmful, ableist stereotypes.
Why they feel they way they do about a person or event. They honor their feelings without needing to convince others they are correct.
Traveling teaches you that you do not need much to have fun.
Putting myself first is not selfish. Looking in the mirror and recognizing my beauty is not shallow. Cutting people out of my world who don’t deserve a second of my time is not bitchy.
Boundaries not only prevent us from getting resentful and eventually throwing up a barrier, they also save us from being a doormat.
Excessive and superficial social media use is conditioning you to ask for the permission of others to live your own life.