Society demands us to be perfect. But mistakes are a good thing. As a perfectionist, I struggle with mistakes. I overthink, I worry excessively, and I go out of my way to avoid making a mistake at all costs. Yet ironically — all of this nervous energy is what causes me to end up making… Continue reading We Should Celebrate Our Mistakes
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Tips On How I Get Myself Through Tough Times
These are my greatest tips on how to push yourself through difficulties. I tell myself that it could be worse I know that’s the last thing you want to hear when you’re upset — “it could always be worse!” But sometimes, that’s exactly what you need to hear. Open the news and the first thing you… Continue reading Tips On How I Get Myself Through Tough Times
New Years Resolution: Let This Be The Year of Hygge
Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) is a Danish term that is based on the philosophy of embracing comfort, moving slowly, and appreciating the present. It comes from Denmark, known as the happiest country in the world. It's not because of their government, or the weather, or other external factors -- it is their mindset and way of… Continue reading New Years Resolution: Let This Be The Year of Hygge
My Gratitude For Music, Books, and All Forms of Art
I love music. I love books. I love all forms of art — and I’d like to express my deep gratitude for it all. I’d like to consider myself a minimalist. But when it comes to certain things, like vinyl records and books for example, I’m a bit of a hoarder. You hear people gush… Continue reading My Gratitude For Music, Books, and All Forms of Art
This is why forgiveness is so important
For me, Christmastime is the celebration of Winter Solstice -- when the light of hope returns on the darkest day of the year, as the sun is reborn. It's the start of a new year and a new cycle, which reminds us that we have the power to start over. As Christians celebrate the birth… Continue reading This is why forgiveness is so important
I’m sick of being an over-giver…
I'm sick of being an over-giver and attracting people who only want to take from me and give back nothing in return. I shouldn't even have to ask a person to treat me like a human being, rather than an object to be stored away on a shelf and taken out whenever it suits them.… Continue reading I’m sick of being an over-giver…
Cottagecore | Return to nature and slow-living
Cottagecore can be classified as an aesthetic, style, or fashion. But the roots of cottagecore go deeper -- as a movement. Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com As a movement This movement began during the late 2010s, and really picked up by the start of the 2020s. It can be classified as a counterculture, like… Continue reading Cottagecore | Return to nature and slow-living
Do you know me?
Distance is supposed to hurt; closeness is supposed to feel good. So why is it that, the closer to get to someone, the more it hurts? The little things that never bothered you before now have you fuming in jealousy. The fears that never crossed your mind back then now have total power over you,… Continue reading Do you know me?
A toxic connection
A toxic connection will destroy you like a drug. Gradually decaying inside, you force a smile and pretend that everything is okay, because that's your only way of surviving. You have never felt more fear in your entire life. So badly, you want to tell someone how scared you are -- but that would mean… Continue reading A toxic connection
Anger is a shield, not a weapon
We are conditioned to believe that emotions are wrong, both the "good" and the "bad." Of all the emotions, it seems that we fear anger the most. We believe that anger comes from a place of arrogance, that it leads to dangerous behavior and negative actions. In reality, it is the suppression of anger that… Continue reading Anger is a shield, not a weapon