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 …

There is Beauty in Passion

The other day, I saw a TikTok about being passionate. The scenario is one person asking someone else about what they were really passionate about as a kid, and the other person’s eyes light up as she starts talking about what her childhood passion was. Eventually, though, she starts to feel self-conscious and apologizes for rambling. The first person stops …

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 …

Prioritize Yourself

As a society, we tend not to prioritize self-care and mental wellness. We are a career-focused people, and we typically let work take precedence over wellness. With all that has happened in the past year, though, that mentality is starting to change. I’ve noticed the change in my own life, especially over the past few weeks as my work has …

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 …