What do you think of when you read the word “compassion?”
Maybe you think of some generous heart taking care of people in Calcutta, or some foreign aid mission. Or maybe you think of someone donating their time at a soup kitchen, or volunteering their time at a seniors’ care facility. Maybe you think of holding the door for the person behind you or giving up your seat on the train for someone who needs it. The majority of the time when we think of the word compassion we think of people doing something to help others.
The truth is, the foundation of all positive interaction between ourselves and other beings is rooted in compassion.Read More
I must admit, there are days when functioning like a normal human being seems extremely difficult.
I’ll wake up in the morning and not feel quite like myself. Sometimes, I don’t want to get out of bed, get dressed, or even communicate with another human being in person. This could simply be because I woke up feeling down, my self-esteem is on the low side that morning, or I am just not feeling up to the day. On these days, I find that it is important to encourage myself to get up, be productive, and accomplish whatever goals that I have.Read More
How many times have you worked really hard, put all of your strength into a project, situation, effort or another person only to feel unappreciated?
The feeling of being unnoticed for your efforts or for your time can be discouraging. A giving person puts her time, emotions, energy, spirit, mind, and body into those she loves or into that for which she is passionate. Unfortunately, all of her energy, time, emotions, and so forth are often not reciprocated. So how does one find the energy to continue giving when faced with the feelings of being unappreciated?Read More
Accepting our bodies is a huge step towards accepting ourselves.
One day in February of this year, had a revelation. I thought to myself, “What if I start accepting and loving myself by taking care of my body? What if I shift my mind from doing things because I feel like I have to do them to doing things because I love doing them?” You are probably wondering why I was asking myself these questions. At the beginning of this year I was at a point where I was done with not feeling good in my own skin.Read More
I spent my entire life fearing failure and, in true law of attraction manner, experiencing it time and time again.
I’ve failed myself: in business, as a wife, as a mother, as a daughter, you name it! The kicker is that failing doesn’t define your identity, nor does it define your ability to do something. Failing as a mother doesn’t mean you’re a bad mother. Failing in business doesn’t mean you can’t do good business. I’ve fallen flat on my face enough times to know that failure is often a disguised opportunity, redirection, and growth.Read More
“YOU’RE FAT. YOU’RE NOT CREATIVE. YOU CAN’T START A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS.”
These statements used to be on repeat in my head quite often, and the crazy thing is that I didn’t even realize it. After experiencing deep heartbreak and developing early signs of anxiety and an eating disorder, my inner-critic was spewing out harsh accusations and jabs so often that I became somewhat numb to them. I had become BFF’s with my inner-critic, and my thought-life and actions were truly showing it.Read More
There is a girl on Instagram I wish I could be so badly that I can’t even follow her.
I wish I could roll my body like a Play-Doh snake to be as skinny as hers. I wish I could have a huge flock of followers like hers. I wish I could sew sentences together like her. I wish my life could live up to her level of earth-toned atheistic.
Feel free to laugh at the fact that I have legitimately followed and unfollowed this girl four times because I just can’t deal with her pure perfection randomly projecting on my feed, reminding me of the imperfections I had forced myself to forget about.Read More
As women, we often battle our bodies.
Have you ever looked in the mirror and nit-picked at every blemish, curve, indentation, imperfection, and “flaw?”Have you ever hidden behind layers and layers of clothing because you felt like your body didn’t meet the standard of beauty? Have you ever felt so insecure about your appearance that you avoided a party, event, or social gathering? Girl, me too.Read More
Your mind is where all your thoughts, emotions, beliefs, values and behaviors stem from.
The quality of your mindset will therefore determine the quality of your life. If you learn to cultivate a more positive mindset where you welcome any challenge and see any situation as an opportunity to learn and grow, you will start seeing your life transform because nothing will phase you. You will unlock your true potential.Read More
I am a chronic illness warrior.
I say that loud and proud now, but that wasn’t always the case. When my chronic illness story began over 15 years ago, I did not love my body. I despised it. I cringed at the fact that I didn’t know what was happening, that I had no answers to my symptoms, and I felt like a medical mystery no one could solve.
Fast-forward to today, and I have three diagnoses: chronic migraine, generalized anxiety disorder and depression.Read More
Diving into a new relationship is super scary.
All the doubts and questions flood your mind. “Are they the right one for me? How do I know this is the right decision? Are they going to break my heart? Are they going to be “the one?” Will this turn out to be a huge failure? Or will this be one of the best decisions of my life?” Every question is valid. Why? Because we are dealing with your heart here. We are dealing with the most fragile, complex, and beautiful part of who you are.Read More
Perspective is everything.
From angles to lighting to colors and to sizes, we view things from a very unique perspective. This also applies to how we see our body. I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I’ve scrolled through Instagram and marveled at how the light hit someone’s face just right to showcase their perfect skin, or at how the right angle, pose, and curve seemed to be accentuated perfectly.Read More