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How I Found the Courage to Leave an Abusive Relationship

[ad_1] “Do something today that your future self will thank you for.” ~Unknown My whole life has been filled with toxic and abusive relationships, starting with extreme physical and emotional abuse from my parents, right up to the last relationship.

Dear Estranged Adult: You Are Strong and Worthy of Love

[ad_1] Dear estranged adult, What I want you to remember is that it was never really about you, although it might have felt like it at the time and it might feel that way now. When your parents told you.

Healing from Abuse and Reclaiming My Dreams

[ad_1] TRIGGER WARNING: This post mentions sexual abuse and may be triggering to some people. “Along the way I stopped into a coffee shop. All around me normal, everyday city types were going about their normal, everyday affairs…In spite of.

Instead of Fearing Change, Get Excited About Progress

[ad_1] “Progress is impossible without change.” ~Walt Disney I want you to look in the mirror and tell me what you see. Do you look older? Does your skin have more wrinkles? Do you notice dark circles around your eyes.

How to Love Yourself and Break Your Relationship Patterns

[ad_1] “And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, ‘You owe me.’ Look what happens with a love like that. It lights up the sky.” ~Rumi I grew up believing love was conditional. My grandmother,.

6 Simple Acts to Make the World a Better Place

[ad_1] “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” ~William James I’ll never forget the call. It was 1989 and, like most college students, I spent winter break in Florida looking for some.

Why Chasing Happiness Won’t Make You Happy

[ad_1] “Happiness is like a butterfly, the more you chase it, the more it will evade you, but if you notice the other things around you, it will gently come and sit on your shoulder.” ~Henry David Thoreau Most of.

How Illness Can Be Lonely: Being Prepared for the Unexpected

[ad_1] “I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~ Hafiz of Shiraz When we think of illness, we don’t usually equate it with loneliness; however, there seems.

How Illness Can Be Lonely and What to Do About It

[ad_1] “I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~ Hafiz of Shiraz When we think of illness, we don’t usually equate it with loneliness; however, there seems.

What Helped Me the Most When I Thought My Life Was Over

[ad_1] “What I’m looking for is not out there, it is in me.” ~Helen Keller I used to think that life should be easy, and if it wasn’t easy, then I was doing it wrong. I’m older and wiser now,.

Why Long-Term Love Feels Boring and Why It’s Actually Not

[ad_1] “It’s not the events of our lives that shape us, but our beliefs as to what those events mean.” ~Tony Robbins BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! The sound of my fiancé’s alarm went off at 5:00 in the morning. I had.

Flip the Script: How to Overcome Your Negative Thoughts

[ad_1] “You can’t stop negative thoughts from popping into your head, but you can choose to stop letting them control you and your life.” ~Lori Deschene Some of us are more prone to negative thoughts. They start out subtle and.

How Marijuana Was Great for My Anxiety and Why I Stopped Using It

[ad_1] “When solving problems, dig at the root instead of just hacking at the leaves.” ~Anthony J. D’Angelo This is an account of my experience using marijuana as a device to help my anxiety, why I’m glad I had it,.

Will There Be a Day When Technology Takes Over Us All?

[ad_1] “Today be thankful and think how rich you are. Your family is priceless. Your health is wealth. Your time is gold.” ~Unknown The other day I read a science fiction story called “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury. It’s about.

Healing PTSD One Breath and One Day at a Time

[ad_1] “Recovering from PTSD is being fragile and strong at the same time. It’s a beautiful medley of constantly being broken down and pieced together. I am a painting almost done to completion, beautiful but not quite complete.” ~Kate J..

If You’re Often Irritated or Annoyed with the People You Love

[ad_1] “When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world, we lose connection with one another—and ourselves.” ~Jack Kornfield The quality of our relationships has a massive impact on our levels of happiness and well-being. Nurturing our.

How to Set Difficult Boundaries in a Compassionate Way

[ad_1] “We can say what we need to say. We can gently, but assertively, speak our mind. We do not need to be judgmental, tactless, blaming, or cruel when we speak our thoughts.” ~Melody Beattie When I first learned about.

5 Ways to Be Your Own Best Friend in This Hard Season of Life

[ad_1] “Talk to yourself like someone you love.” ~Brené Brown It has been over six months of this strange way of living. A lot is hard, uncomfortable, and painful—inside my home and outside in the world. I find myself tired,.

What are Energy Efficient Gadgets? A Rundown

As the world moves towards recycling and giving back to the Earth, corporations and their products have subsequently shifted their attention to energy efficiency and have made major strides in keeping the overall carbon footprint down. What this means is.

How to Tell if a Gold Coin has been Cleaned: Avoiding Hustlers 101

Among the list of hobbies Americans indulge in, coin-collecting has caught on recently. Unlike Scrooge McDuck, coin-collecting is relatively harmless and does not count towards penny-pinching. Instead, this hobby has taken off to a whole new level, where there are.

How to Start Online Business With No Money: Be the Next Rags-to-Riches Story

This era is for the smart worker, not the hard worker. You need an idea and a stable internet connection nowadays to make it to the upper echelon. How so? Well, for one, the internet has made it a lot.

Is Rental Income Earned Income?

An American Housing Survey (AHS) report revealed recently that as many as 43.9 million rental units are currently occupied out of a grand total of 48.5 million units. That is a lot of renters and certainly a lot of revenue.