The High Price We Pay For Fake Smiles

“Whatever you’re going through, there’s no rule that says you have to do it with a brave smile all the damn time. You’re a person, not a freaking hospitality lounge. You don’t have to make everyone comfortable. Just be your real imperfect self.” ~Nanea Hoffman We often say "be yourself", but the truth is, it... Continue Reading →

Why I Love to Hate Myself

Are we programmed by what we tell ourselves? We have our subconscious feelings (how we really feel about ourselves) and the feelings we want to have about ourselves. Many do not understand how programming actually works and that is why there is so much harmful self-defeating misinformation out there regarding advice on how to reverse... Continue Reading →

My Path to Self-Love

If I seem proud of myself lately? You haven't seen anything yet. I've still a long way to go! I grew up being told and conditioned that I was stupid, worthless, unwanted and a nobody. This was my upbringing. Nobody had confidence in me and as a child, I believed it and as a result,... Continue Reading →

Demystifying the Know Thyself Anthem

"To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom" - Socrates I have been asked what my take was on this. There are, what I see to be, three layers of the self: the personality (the mask), the unconscious (part of self we're unaware of and/or ashamed of), and the soul-self (the true self). Knowing the... Continue Reading →

Dear Little Karen…

Dear little Karen, I see where you are and I understand it. You have shielded yourself against love all your life and I know why now. Love is the enemy. It is foreign. It is scary. It means opening up your boundaries just to get betrayed, used and lied to again and again and again.... Continue Reading →

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