In times of struggle or indecision, ask yourself, what would the most important or influential person you know do in that situation? As in... What would Jesus do? What would Beyonce do? What would mom do? What would J.K. Rowling do? What would Oprah do? What would Brene Brown do? I've heard this… Continue reading Think About It: What Would Your Role Model Do?
As I'm writing this, I'm in a waiting stage in my life. Where I'm waiting to start a new chapter that hasn't yet begun. This new chapter is uncertain, though hopefully exciting. And it is the waiting that is the hard part, really. It is the waiting that is giving me anxiety. Now for me,… Continue reading Think About It: The Pain of Waiting
In life, in work, in love and everything else, it's not about quantity... The number of years you live. The amount of money you make or jobs you've worked or skills and qualifications and promotions you obtain. It's not about how many people you've loved or slept with. But it's not about quality, either… Continue reading Think About It: What Matters Most Isn’t Quantity or Quality
It's not just LGBTQ+ people that come out to the world. I mean, yes, this phrase is reserved for the ridiculous announcement that gay people seem to have to make to the world saying "hey, I'm gay." This is a conversation I've had with my sister. She came out to me and suddenly with each… Continue reading Our Coming Out Stories
I think there's a difference between self-improvement and internal work. Self-improvement is improving your: Intellect Productivity Diet Sleep Fitness Communication Routine and habits Work Finances And so on... But then the internal work is more about the heavy stuff. It comes from the Gunk inside of you laced together by trauma, failure, shame, fear, resentment,… Continue reading Self-Improvement: Is It Really What You Need Right Now?
*It's Mental Health Awareness Week* I was doing my regular head conversation thing and I thought about how some people may say that I "got over" my Social Anxiety (as in the level and intensity that it was when I was younger). As if I grew out of it. As if it was a… Continue reading We Don’t “Get Over It”
Ever thought about your personal beliefs? Ever thought to question your beliefs? In this post, I discuss why our beliefs are so important.
Most of us don't like feeling sad. It's one of the emotions that are branded as "negative" and so we avoid feeling it. In fact, we avoid it so much that we deny it. We pretend we're fine when we're not. We'd sooner lie about it than tell anyone the truth of how we feel.… Continue reading Why We Need Sadness
*Part of the Identity Series* For a long time, and sometimes even now, I wanted to be a teacher. I now realise the reason for this was because I wanted to hold on to the school setting forever. For some reason, school has always seemed like a place of comfort to me. Don't get me… Continue reading Identity: Past, Present and Future
1 - I am not a fixed person. I can be, do, and think many different things in many different ways and that's OK. 2 - Just because someone doesn't understand you, or you them, does not mean there's anything wrong. 3 - I've accepted that who I am and who I aspire to be… Continue reading 24 Life Lessons: 24th Birthday