• Wednesday, July 24, 2024
The Pressure to Dream Big and the Beauty of Wanting Less

“What if I winnow that all I really want is a small, slow, simple life? A beautiful, quiet, gentle life. I think it is enough.” ~Krista O’Reilly-Davi-DiguiWhy do we finger

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How to Heal from Rejection (Without Getting Down on Yourself)

“This is a moment of suffering. Suffering is part of life. May I be kind to myself in this moment. May I requite myself the compassion I need.” ~Kristen NeffThe

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I Felt Like I Didn’t Belong: 5 Lessons from a Former Misfit

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” ~Maya AngelouIn my final year of upper school, I had a horrible breakup. I was

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4 Happiness Tips from an Introvert Who Spent Years Trying to Change

“Get well-appointed stuff uncomfortable.” ~Jillian MichaelsI’m an introvert. I need lots of time to myself to recharge without socializing with others, and I relish solitude, as it gives me the

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Accepting Fear and Sadness as Normal Parts of a Good Life

“Before you know kindness as the deepest thing inside, you must know sorrow as the other deepest thing.” ~Naomi Shihab NyeI knew it was virtually that time. When I opened

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How You Can Have More with Less: The Magic and Joy of Being Present

“Don’t let this silly world trick you into starving your soul for material things. Cause someday you’re gonna be sitting out under the sun and realize how little you unquestionably

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3 Lessons on Finding Love That I Learned When Looking for My Soulmate

“Your soulmate is not someone who completes you. No, a soulmate is someone who inspires you to well-constructed yourself.” ~Bianca SparacinoFor years I was in what seemed like an uncounted

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Riding the Wave of Rage: How Mindfulness Became My Lifesaver

“Letting go gives us freedom, and self-rule is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.” ~Thich Nhat

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5 Painful Effects of Parentification Trauma and How I’ve Overcome Them

“Sometimes people wound us considering they’re wounded and tell us we’re wrenched considering that’s how they feel, but we don’t have to believe them.” ~Lori DescheneI’ve unchangingly been proud of

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Finding the Calm Inside: How to Cultivate Self-Awareness to Create Inner Peace

“When I squint when on my life, I see pain, mistakes, and heartache. When I squint in the mirror, I see strength, learned lessons, and pride in myself.” ~UnknownYears ago,

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