Caring too much, or giving too much weight to outside validation, is a dangerous game to play. It is a fast-track ticket to putting your self-worth up for debate in front of others. Validation should always come from within, first and foremost. What seeking outside validation looks like When we seek outside validation, we are… Continue reading Seeking Outside Validation
I used to think that I'd never experienced heartbreak because I'd never loved someone (as in romantically) and had my heart broken. When speaking about heartbreak, people usually mean romantically, after all. But only recently I realised this isn't the case. I have experienced heartbreak, and maybe you have too, so here are my thoughts… Continue reading What is the TRUE Meaning of Heartbreak?
Who and what did I want to be when I grew up? Who do I feel the most joy and acceptance with when I'm with them? What are my greatest accomplishments? What makes me happy? What makes me angry, sad, or confused? What do you spend most of your time doing? What do you… Continue reading 15 Questions to Ask Yourself for Self-Discovery
We're often told to "be authentic" in order to be happy. But what does this mean? How does it serve us? And how do we be authentic anyway? Here are some of my thoughts...
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*Part of the Identity Series* When I asked my grandparents who they are, they couldn't answer. When I asked them how they thought others would describe them, they suddenly could answer. When I asked my mom, she listed some great things about herself, but then she said other people think this and that about… Continue reading How Others See Us: Identity
We can free ourselves by thinking less black and white. Less us and them. Less "you are or you aren't". Because life should be lived on a spectrum. And this spectrum both sets us free and connects us... Personality & Identity We are never fully formed. People will have you believe that once you… Continue reading Embracing Life’s Spectrum: Living Free