I Hear You: A Must-Read Book for Stronger, Happier Relationships

I Hear You: A Must-Read Book for Stronger, Happier Relationships

Have you ever felt like someone was listening to you but not really hearing you—or worse, not even fully listening? Maybe they were more looking through you than at you, just kind of zoning out, all the while nodding, as if taking in what you were saying, but not. Or even worse still, maybe they […]

The Best Thing to Say to Someone Who Won’t Understand You

The Best Thing to Say to Someone Who Won’t Understand You

“True love is born from understanding.” ~Buddha I believe one of our strongest desires in life is to feel understood. We want to know that people see our good intentions and not only get where we’re coming from, but get us. We want to know they see us. They recognize the thoughts, feelings, and struggles […]

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Ashamed of Your Flaws

5 Things to Remember When You Feel Ashamed of Your Flaws

If you asked me when I was younger what I wanted to be when I grew up, I may have answered perfect, or famous, which is incredibly ironic, I know. I simultaneously craved a spotlight while fearing what it might reveal—my inadequacies, my weaknesses, my flaws. I thought being perfect meant being beyond reproach—undeniably lovable […]

What to Do with All the Feels That Pile Up in Your Heart

What to Do with All the Feels That Pile Up in Your Heart

Straight whiskey. That’s my drink of choice, or at least it’s one of them. Some nights I’ve kicked my heels up with a glass and sipped it slowly simply because I thought it sounded appealing. Other nights I’ve clutched my glass in a shaking hand with a sense of internal restlessness I couldn’t attribute to […]

Find Your “Rat People”: The Best Advice for People-Pleasers

Find Your “Rat People”: The Best Advice for People-Pleasers

Deadly Women. I like Deadly Women. Allow me to rephrase: I don’t have an affinity for murderous ladies, and I’m also not a fan of murder as a practice. I am decidedly pro-loving people and anti-killing them. And yet I enjoy the show Deadly Women and watch it with my sister, who shares my interest […]

7 Ways to Know If Your Sacrifices Are Worth It

7 Ways to Know If Your Sacrifices Are Worth It

“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” ~Henry David Thoreau Have you ever looked at the path you’ve chosen and questioned if your sacrifices have been worth it? If you’ve prioritized the “right” things, pursued worthy goals, and ultimately, made “good” choices? Have you ever wondered if you’ll one […]

How to Keep Going When You’re Not Good at Something New

How to Keep Going When You’re Not Good at Something New

I believe the people who are the most satisfied in life are those who feel the most alive. We generally feel most alive when we propel ourselves out of our comfort zone and seize new possibilities for meaning, excitement, and passion. But unfortunately, we’re wired to do what feels easy and safe, and it rarely […]

10 Signs You’re Being True to Yourself

10 Signs You’re Being True to Yourself

“The most confused we ever get is when we try to convince our heads of something that we know in our hearts is a lie.” ~Karen Moning It’s painful and stressful to feel like you’re living a lie. Like you’re hiding how you really feel, saying what you think other people want to hear, and […]

5 Things to Stop Doing When You’re Struggling and Feeling Drained

5 Things to Stop Doing When You’re Struggling and Feeling Drained

Recently I’ve been spread incredibly thin and, at times, I’ve felt stressed to the max. In addition to being at the tail end of a high-risk pregnancy, with complications, I’ve been working toward various new projects—not just for fulfillment but also because I’ve allowed the business side of running this site to slide for years. […]