Building Emotional Strength

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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Turning to Therapy for My Eating Disorder… with Zero Shame

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Healing my relationship with food, an essential step to eating disorder recovery, required healing my relationship with myself. This is because the way I treated food was a reflection of how little value I placed upon my health and happiness. My fork may have been the weapon of choice, but it was getting its orders ...

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5 Steps to a More Positive Outlook on Life

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Perception is everything, and having a positive outlook on life will change your world. It doesn’t matter if you believe in the Law of Attraction or that your thoughts and emotions attract your life. I personally do (which I will absolutely share more about), but I was the queen of skepticism prior to embracing positivity ...

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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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Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days are Rocks

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I can never resist an ode to Tom Petty, and today was not a diamond. This morning I woke up feeling like a complete failure. I broke my dry January pledge to have some sparkling rose… yes, I know #basic… with friends. My insecurity and fear of being left out commandeered my willpower. A few glasses ...

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The Struggle with Invisible Addictions

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The term addiction used to instantly make me think of an episode of Intervention. I aligned the term strictly with chemical dependencies, and having a family history of alcoholism solidified this limited perspective. In hindsight, I also avoided expanding my perceived scope of addiction because it might mean I was an addict. That was unacceptable. That ...

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