Forgiveness is defined as, "a conscious, deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance toward a person or group who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness." The definition of forgiveness is simple and straightforward enough. But, the process of actually FORGIVING is much more complex. I know this firsthand because [...]
"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." - Pema Chödrön Each of us has our own path in life, and those paths aren't neatly paved nor are they perfectly constructed. Instead, they're rough at times and uneven — requiring us to use all of the strength that lies within [...]
"The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too." - Ernest Hemingway When you love someone — be it a friend, family member or romantic partner — it's normal to want to go above and beyond for those people, and show them [...]
"Some people create their own storms, and then get upset when it rains." When you think of your family, what adjectives come to mind? Loving? Supportive? Genuine? Trustworthy? For many of us, our family members are our greatest supporters. They shower us in love, affection and kindness. What's more — they're always there for us, [...]
Sadness. Depression. Anxiety. Self-loathing.
Have you ever experienced any of these things?
When I was a teenager I used to hate myself — I had no appreciation for my life or anything in it.
Until one day when I woke up
and realized I couldn't keep on "living" the way I had been living. I needed to make a decision, and I needed to do it ASAP. My options were simple: Exit this life or start TRULY living it...I chose to live, and these are the 9 guiding principles that I learned along the way. They brought happiness back into my life, and I hope they will do the same for you. Read, share, enjoy. Xx