How I Stopped Trying to Please Everyone and Started Prioritizing Myself

“When you say ‘yes’ to others, make sure you don’t say ‘no’ to yourself.” ~Paolo Coehlo My whole body was shaking. Tears streaming down my face, my nose blocked and

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5 Ways Journaling Can Help You Get Through the Hard Stuff

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It

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How to Be There for Others Without Taking on Their Pain

“Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to

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Stop Trying to Fix Yourself and Start Enjoying Your Life

“You think that the goal is to be over there, and we say the goal is the journey over there; the goal is the fun you have along the way

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How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You

“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get inside you and weigh

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When You Can’t Stop Thinking About Your Past Relationships

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ~Jon Kabat- Zinn   Over the years I’ve talked to a lot of people about that one love, the one

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How to Make Progress On the Goals You’re Tempted to Give Up On

  “To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.” ~Celestine Chua  Most of us start each year with good intentions. We have a list of

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We All Need Alone Time: Do You Allow Yourself to Recharge?

“He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the world.” ~Marcus Aurelius At the end of August I moved to Madison, Wisconsin. This was my second major

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Independence: Being Happy With Yourself

Independence. be happy with yourself before you try being happy with someone Else. In a day and age where everyone is trying to find their soulmate and the person they will

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6 Compelling Reasons To Spend Some Time Alone

“There are times when alone is the best place to be.” ~Unknown   Some people think it’s awful to spend time alone—that it means you’re antisocial or no one needs you.  Some

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