Finding Your Voice

Speak Your Truth – Your Story is Exactly What Someone Needs to Hear Today

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For the past 6 months everytime I heard "speak your truth" on one of many personal growth podcasts I subscribe to, I thought I had that practice down. HA! I finally decided to speak my truth recently, in a manner that forced me to be truly vulnerable. The results have been nothing short of life-changing, ...

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No One Understands Me – The Issue of Loneliness & Your Health

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I wish I had a dollar for every time I thought, "No one understands me!" I'm sure I've yelled it out loud a few times too. The loneliness of feeling misunderstood can be crippling. Living with an autoimmune disease, especially one that allows you to maintain the guise of a healthy appearance, can cause you to ...

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Reading to Change Your Perspective

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Reading, for me, used to consist of catching up on the Skimm in the morning and sporadically reading articles online from a link through on Pinterest while procrastinating at work. That run-on sentence alone indicates how distanced I became from my formal English education. I’ll admit I got through a shocking amount of AP English ...

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STOP Saying You’re Sorry – Break the Compulsive Apologizing Habit

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Any other compulsive apologizers out there? The Sorry habit is a tough one to kick. This is a problem I still struggle with at times since it goes hand in hand with people pleasing and perfectionism. I have apologized when I did nothing wrong and often in lieu of other polite phrases such as “Excuse me?” I ...

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External Validation: Your Worst Enemy

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The reason why I couldn’t get out of the Netflix-marathon-esque rabbit hole of destructive patterns and choices? Tunnel vision focus on external validation. I briefly saw my reflection in the black screen between episodes, but I sat frozen and just let it continue. 

The need to satiate my feelings of inadequacy outweighed any chance for evolution to occur. My belief system was as follows:

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