"It's almost unbelievable that it FINALLY opened my heart to myself! I really can't believe it that something can work so effectively." — Inese Z.
*Learn how to love yourself.
*Hear your intuition.
*Feel more peaceful and happy.
In a world where we’re inundated with messages like “happiness is a choice,” not many people speak up for the importance of feeling all emotions. In my life, I’ve found that fully accepting and honoring all the ways I feel has opened the door to more happiness, not less, because how well we show up […]Continue reading
All my life, I’d been given one diagnosis after another. Depression. Bi-polar. Dysthymia (persistently low mood). Therapist after therapist offering me a prescription pad, telling me my biology was bad, never asking me — do you want to learn how to love yourself? You’ve had some serious losses — have you grieved them? Are you eating […]Continue reading
For most of my life, I repressed every single emotion. I hadn’t then known about the power of meditation techniques for emotional healing, and even if I had, I wanted nothing to do with the emotional wounds swirling around inside of me. Society tells us only happiness is worthwhile, and that strong is stoic. In my […]Continue reading
The morning and I never bonded until recently. I mean, I love coffee and the soft early glow of the sun as much as the next person, but some people are just not meant to rise before 8 a.m. (or 9. ahem.) However, I recently realized that it wasn’t so much the morning I disliked, it […]Continue reading
One of the biggest obstacles on the path of self-love is dropping the idea that criticism is the best way to improve your life. This fear typically takes shape in thoughts like: If I love myself now, how will I ever be successful/lose weight/find the love of my life? If I accept where I am, […]Continue reading
Are you a good person if you randomly think bad thoughts — strangling your annoying co-worker, perhaps? What about if bizarre (and scary) thoughts like, “I just want to die,” cross your mind. (Note: This article isn’t geared towards those with serious mental disorders, but those who feel stable and maybe a little neurotic — aka […]Continue reading
The whole concept of self-care, as we’ve been taught — take a bath, buy yourself flowers, take time for you — is based on a single, flawed premise: that it’s okay to have a life that depletes you as long as you take time to re-charge. Let’s flip this idea of self-care into one more conducive […]Continue reading
For too many years, the sting of self-loathing filled my heart when all I wanted was to be loved. Feeling like I was an outsider of life looking in hurt the most. A flawed person who, because she had felt so much pain, would never be understood, would never live a life that felt good. I tried to so hard to […]Continue reading
I still remember the day that, while reporting my first official story as a newspaper reporter (it was a geography bee in a town of like 10 people), I felt the surge of knowing my life purpose. I knelt down in front of the winner, a small, brunette boy, with my reporter’s notebook, pencil in […]Continue reading
Amid the endless picture parade of smiling mothers hugging loved-looking daughters on Mother’s Day this year, I sighed and scrolled faster than usual, half not looking and half not caring. I’ve been working hard to accept everything about my life, and this mother and daughter relationship is one of my life’s bigger challenges. This year’s Mother’s Day was tough because […]Continue reading