What’s Behind Your Smile? Let it Flow

What is behind your smile? Behind my smile is where I hid for years. Behind the smile that people saw, there was pain and self-hate. Throughout the years, I have grown to hide less behind my smile, but I still find my moments where it feels more comfortable, safer and easier, to show up and hide behind that smile. In …

Don’t Compare Yourself. Where You Are is Beautiful

Our lives can be full of comparison. We might feel like we are always falling short. We see someone else living the “perfect” life or experiencing the “perfect” relationship, and we feel like what we have isn’t good enough. We look at where we once were and get frustrated with ourselves that we might not be in that space anymore. …

You Deserve to See the Light Within You

You deserve to see the light within you that others see about you. How often do we dismiss the love and compliments that others give to us because we aren’t able to see it for ourselves? When we do that, we only create this cycle of feelings of not being good enough. We so often forget to see that we …

Others May Not Believe in Your Dreams, Keep Believing in Yourself Anyway

I can still get discouraged easily. It’s hard when you have poured your whole heart and effort into a project, and for people to question it or tell you no. This may seem similar to you. You may have a dream or goal that people tell you that you can’t reach. They may not believe in you, and that makes …

Keep Holding Onto Hope

Life is truly a rollercoaster. It’s full of excitement, highs, fear, lows, uncertainty and regret. Those are probably all some of the feelings you’ve had, before, during or after a rollercoaster ride. Right now my rollercoaster is in one of those low spots. It’s been so frustrating to watch my mom fight pancreatic cancer for the last year and a …

Choose to Start Despite Your Fears

I woke up this morning like, “oh crap, I don’t know what to write about for tomorrow’s blog.” I still really don’t. I am feeling less than inspirational. But I think the really cool thing about blogging or journaling is that there is a flow to it. Once I start writing, some idea just starts to come and I start …

It’s Okay to Start Again—You Are Recovering & Growing

I know I am not alone when I say I struggled with the “supposed to’s”. It was my birthday week, so it was supposed to be a great week. And for the most part, it was. But it really all felt like it came crashing down the day after when I felt really self-conscious about a lot of things. My …

I Am So Proud of You

I am so proud of you. For fighting through the pain. For continuing to move forward, despite all of the days you wanted to give up. For choosing you, even when other choices seemed more desirable. For choosing to see the light within the darkness. For choosing to not settle. For choosing to be who you are, despite what others …

2020 Has Only Made You Stronger

What a whirlwind 2020 has been. Many of us will look back at this year of all that it took from us. 2020 has been incredibly difficult. 2020 has taken away security in so many ways, it has taken away stability, it has taken away coping mechanisms that we once had, like spending time with friends and family or playing …

Give Yourself the Gift of Self-Love

Always remember that who you are is a gift. You are a gift to this world just by being you. We don’t give ourselves enough credit. We can be so mean to ourselves for our mistakes, and be so compassionate to a friend for that very same mistake. It’s great you can see the good in others and be kind …