I can't seem to find the right words… to convince her of her perfection. And each time I fail, the pain in my chest grows stronger. I should have the words for her. It's the very least I should have. After all, she's my little girl. My three-year old daughter has … [Read more...] about How to Soothe Your Nagging Insecurities
We all have times in our life when we feel utterly disempowered. Weak, unimportant, inferior. A snide remark from a stranger. A friend's betrayal. A family member who could never love you as you wished they would. Or worse - abuse, neglect, abandonment… We feel powerless and … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Tell Yourself When You Need to Feel Empowered
Being sensitive can be hard. I know so many people who describe themselves as having a sensitive soul. Most of them have spent the majority of their lives resenting this part of themselves. They feel weak. Fragile. Misunderstood. They often wish they could “be stronger.” They don’t … [Read more...] about The Top 12 Strengths of a Sensitive Soul
You’re too quiet! Speak up. Project. I can’t hear you. Participate more. Anybody in there?! These are the messages quiet children hear. I received them everywhere, from teachers, friends, parents of friends, acquaintances. The emotionally hungry, eager to understand what could make someone’s … [Read more...] about Are You Too Quiet?
I used to get intimidated by people so easily. People I thought were bigger and better than me. I’d shake and stutter and make myself as small as possible. I’d fill my words with ‘I’m sorry’s’, having nothing in particular to apologize for. I'd hide the fierceness that has always lived within … [Read more...] about How to Stop Feeling So Intimidated by People
I’m reading an amazing book by renowned author Martha Beck called Steering by Starlight. It’s about finding the life that’s meant for you and it's incredibly insightful, I highly recommend it (and all of her books for that matter). In it Martha teaches the most interesting trick to silencing your … [Read more...] about Silencing Your Inner Critic (& a love letter)