How To Turn Your Heartbreak Into Healing

How To Turn Your Heartbreak Into Healing

"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know." - Pema Chödrön  My biggest heartbreak didn't come from a boyfriend or significant other, it came from my father rejecting and abandoning me during my childhood, and throughout my adolescence. His behavior was mentally and emotionally abusive — and for a period of [...]

Self-love: How This Mama Gave Up The Status Quo To Embrace Her Body and Her 5 Tips for How You Can Do the Same

Self-love: How This Mama Gave Up The Status Quo To Embrace Her Body and Her 5 Tips for How You Can Do the Same

"Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely that when others see us, they know exactly how it should be done." - Rudy Francisco  What zit took over my face today? Any other cellulite bumps show their debut today? And, of course, how much do I need to suck my stomach in to be as thin [...]

7 Things You Can Do To Support Your Family Members From Afar (Especially When They Need You)

7 Things You Can Do To Support Your Family Members From Afar (Especially When They Need You)

"The most important thing in the world is family and love." - John Wooden A few weeks ago I talked to my little sister on Facetime. She just had a beautiful baby girl, and because she's on the west coast and I'm on the east coast its difficult to see each other often. She's an [...]

The Burden Of One-Sided Relationships and What To Do if You’re In One (Besides the Obvious)

The Burden Of One-Sided Relationships and What To Do if You’re In One (Besides the Obvious)

"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 [...]

Rethinking What Really Matters: The 5 Most Important Things in Life

Rethinking What Really Matters: The 5 Most Important Things in Life

"As you walk and eat and travel, BE WHERE YOU ARE. Otherwise, you will miss most of your life." - Buddha  How often do you find yourself lost in your own thoughts when what you should be doing is focusing on the task at hand?  How often do you defer to your phone as a [...]

16 Signs Your Girlfriends Are Your Guardian Angels

16 Signs Your Girlfriends Are Your Guardian Angels

"Friendship is... the sort of love one can imagine between angels." - C.S. Lewis  As we go through life, we'll encounter many people. Some of those people will be nothing more than passersby, some of those people will become our friends for a period of time — helping us learn a lesson, loving us through [...]

A Sad Person’s Guide To Happiness

A Sad Person’s Guide To Happiness

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