A photoshoot of self-love

Many people enter relationships trying to escape themselves. The ironic part is that relationships teach you about a part of yourself you never knew. And if you can’t love yourself, you’ll never love someone else. Beauty for me, personally, is everything that goes against what we are taught to see beauty as. You see everyoneContinue reading “A photoshoot of self-love”

Openness & honesty ~ with yourself, with your partner

We hide ourselves from the world, for a good reason. There’s a reason why we cover part of ourselves from the rest of the world, why we wear a shield of armor, why we remain partially hidden — it’s because the world is not understanding, the world is quick to judge, and the world isContinue reading “Openness & honesty ~ with yourself, with your partner”

Self-care Sunday ~ cultivate self-love

Self-care is the act of taking care of yourself in order to assure optimal well-being. You do not have to love yourself in order to take care of yourself. Oftentimes we only care for ourselves in order to relieve the burden of someone else having to take care of us. Or we may take careContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ cultivate self-love”

An Apology… to myself.

Dear self, I’m sorry for doubting you. You really proved me wrong, these past several months. You accomplished a lot of things you had been procrastinating about. You were so scared and thought you couldn’t handle the tiniest things. It was so silly. Because you did it, and I thought you couldn’t. I’m happy withContinue reading “An Apology… to myself.”

Self-care Sunday ~ NOT OK IS OK

It’s okay to say that it’s not okay. It helps to take a step back and look at the big picture, see how our problems are tiny and irrelevant when you think about the planet, compared to the size of the sun, compared to the size of the solar system — the galaxy — theContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ NOT OK IS OK”

Self-care Sunday ~ Teach yourself

You spend your first chunk of life in school, being forced to learn things that bore you and often seem purposeless. School is less about learning and more about conditioning you to detest learning. Multiple choice tests encourage shallow thinking. It counteracts second-guessing, reassessment, and reevaluation — all the things that open your mind toContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ Teach yourself”

Self-care Sunday ~ the soothing effect of pushing yourself

The best way to get ahead in life is gently and with ease. Rushing ahead is only going to make you burnout. We are fragile beings yet capable of so much. To push someone else is draining, wasteful. We tend to push others because we are too scared or lazy to do something ourselves. –TellingContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ the soothing effect of pushing yourself”

Self-care Sunday ~ an introduction

As much as you may hear about “self-care,” most people do not truly understand what it means, or the importance of it. Self-care means to take care of oneself, to acknowledge your needs, to check in with your mind and your body. On autopilot mode, we tend to live too deeply in our heads andContinue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ an introduction”

One day at a time

It’s okay to take it one day at a time. It’s okay to completely drop your vision of the future that you held for so long, and trade it in for an open mind with no expectations. Life is full of pain no matter what steps you take, so your choices in life should notContinue reading “One day at a time”