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7 Clues You’re in an Unhealthy Relationship

7 Clues You’re in an Unhealthy Relationship

Broken heart

“You don’t let go of an unhealthy relationship because you stop caring about them. You let go because you finally start caring about you.” ~Charles Orlando

Most of us have experienced the pain of being in an unhealthy relationship.

It …

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How To Take Your Life Back From People Who Ask for Too Much

How To Take Your Life Back From People Who Ask for Too Much

Say no

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority.” ~Mandy Hale

It sucks, doesn’t it?

People who ask too much of you?

People who steal your time and drain your energy.…

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How to Feel Better When You’re Down (Without Forcing Yourself to Be Positive)

How to Feel Better When You’re Down (Without Forcing Yourself to Be Positive)

Woman with dark cloud

“Forget the failures. Keep the lessons.” ~Dalai Lama

The year had finally come. I’d officially entered the “adult” world after celebrating my thirtieth birthday.

I’d enjoyed being in my twenties. It was an incredible time for self-growth and healing after …

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5 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

5 Science-Backed Benefits of Meditation

Man levitating

“If a person’s basic state of mind is serene and calm, then it is possible for this inner peace to overwhelm a painful physical experience.” ~The Dalai Lama

When I finished graduate school I was a bright-eyed engineer with a …

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5 Tell Tale Signs That You Aren’t Living Your True Purpose in Life

5 Tell Tale Signs That You Aren’t Living Your True Purpose in Life

Are you feeling that you’re far away from your true purpose in life? It seems like lately we get so caught up in or jobs that we just don’t give ourselves the time to really pursue our real dreams. We are so focused on our careers and progressing that our passions get pushed aside and […]

How High Expectations Can Lead to Disappointment, Depression, and Anxiety

How High Expectations Can Lead to Disappointment, Depression, and Anxiety

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.” ~Alexander Pope

I was sitting on the couch in my bedroom, at sunset, looking at the trees outside my window. I felt a profound sadness, frustration, disappointment, and …

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If Self-Love Seems Difficult, Start with Self-Like

If Self-Love Seems Difficult, Start with Self-Like

“It’s not your job to like me. It’s mine.” ~Byron Katie

Self-love is a word that gets used a lot. Overused, in fact.

The pressures and associations around the phrase “self-love” are immense. At school, we actually tore apart girls …

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A silhouette of a young Christian woman is bowing her head in prayer, and desperation outside during sunset.

Why The Old Adage “Enjoy Every Moment” May Be More Harmful Than Helpful

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, the darkness must be present.” ~Francis Bacon

One phrase my husband and I have heard often since becoming new parents—heck, since I was still waddling my way through my last …

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12 Healthy Ways to Deal with Betrayal

12 Healthy Ways to Deal with Betrayal

“Everyone suffers at least one bad betrayal in their lifetime. It’s what unites us. The trick is not to let it destroy your trust in others when that happens. Don’t let them take that from you.” ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon We have all been betrayed at least once in our lives. It is more often than […]

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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Necessarily Be Rational in Order to Achieve Your Goals

Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Necessarily Be Rational in Order to Achieve Your Goals

When it comes to planning, the traditional reasoning argued that you have to be rational in order to achieve your goals. So, even people who had a natural inclination towards an intuitive approach had to force themselves to be rational, no matter what. But the truth is both approaches have their merits. Let’s start by […]

6 Reasons Why Sarcasm Is a Real Superpower

6 Reasons Why Sarcasm Is a Real Superpower

Sarcasm is a popular form of satire in today’s culture, and we practically live off of it. But what if I told you that there are some key reasons that sarcasm can be one of the greatest superpowers we humans possess? Read on to learn why. 1. You can tell when others are lying You’re […]

What You Need to Know When You’re Considering a Big, Scary Change

Man dreaming

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela

Ten months ago I found myself floating on my back in an outdoor pool somewhere in California. Overhead was a clear blue sky, leaves dancing in the breeze, and …

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Appreciate Yourself: 9 Reminders to Love Yourself

Appreciate Yourself: 9 Reminders to Love Yourself

“Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful.” ~ Zoe Kravitz Did you grow up in a household that hurt you and punished you as you grew up? Were your feelings tossed aside? Your confidence shattered? Your self-worth destroyed? Were you put down, beaten down with negativity […]

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Have you ever felt that your psychological age may exceed your chronological age?

10 Signs That Your Psychological Age Is Greater Than Your Chronological Age

Have you ever felt that your psychological age may exceed your chronological age? People are often drawn to those who seem ‘wise beyond their years.’ There is something majestic about old souls who were seemingly born with a wealth of life experience. It’s normal to turn to such people for advice or solace, believing they […]