Be Gentle with Yourself

I used to speak so poorly about myself, both to others and to myself, not realizing how damaging it is. "I am broken." "No one will love my when they figure out what goes on in my head." "Don't even try, it won't work." "You think you have a lot to work on, please, I … Continue reading Be Gentle with Yourself

Fighting Your Own Fears

Recently I announced that an article I wrote was published on an international website and that announcement exposed me. It exposed things I struggle with, it exposed intimate details about myself that otherwise I wouldn't share with the world, it made me vulnerable and open for critique, but yet it made me, me. Of course … Continue reading Fighting Your Own Fears

Mirrors

Self-Identity Look in the mirror. Who do you see? How do you see yourself? Are you defined by what you do, or what you have, or where you grew up? Do you use certain words to describe yourself? Do you let others define who you are, how you see yourself, or what you do? In … Continue reading Mirrors

Just Jump

Tonight my coworker looked at me and said, "stop planning and strategizing so much, just jump! Stop saying "but this pool is bigger, my friend is over here, what if the water is too cold..just get in there!"┬áHe is the same one who, on our two hour hike on Friday said, "stop giving people power … Continue reading Just Jump