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Optimism and Positivity in Difficult Situations

We all want to be that person who brings joy into our relationships. We all want to uplift others and bring peace to the world around us. Yet, for those of us who have survived trauma or live with a mental illness, being optimistic after such difficult situations can feel nearly impossible. I am here today to share with you that it is not impossible. You can have a bright and positive outlook on the...

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Mental Illness

You are not a burden for being mentally ill. There is nothing wrong with having a disorder, a sickness, or an illness. Having mental health needs is absolutely nothing to feel guilty about. Every single person on this planet has needs. Every single person struggles and you have a right to struggle too. Even if your needs come up a little more often than your peers because you have a mental illness, that’s okay. You’re not...

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3 Body Hacks to Stop Anxiety in Its Tracks

Wish you could instantly stop an oncoming anxiety attack? Fortunately for all of us with anxiety disorders, there are powerful ways we can use our body’s biology to stop anxiety. I’ve saved myself from many panic attacks with these techniques. Your body is a powerful and capable entity. It gives you the ability to rush into flight or fight mode when threatened and this response—which evolved over millions of years—is something that can save your...

Negative thoughts are a myth.

Negative Thoughts are a Myth

This single trick can help you take some of your most critical thoughts and use them to grow faster, better, and stronger. All it takes is a little mental reframing. So, what is this cool thing? It’s that positive and negative thoughts are a myth. Every single thought has a purpose. It has something it can teach us, show us, or help us heal. We can have feel-good thoughts or thoughts that hurt, but this doesn’t...

Overcoming Abuse has truly empowered you

Overcoming Abuse Has Truly Empowered You

Being a victim is absolutely nothing to be ashamed of. Victimhood means you have lived through and are overcoming abuse, day in and day out. That’s strength, not weakness. And yet, despite the strength us survivors have, we often feel powerless. I remember thinking I would feel empowered after overcoming abuse, only to have the opposite happen. Instead, I was faced with debilitating mental illnesses and a long road to recovery. I thought I’d lost my...

Personal development isn't a race

Personal Development Isn’t a Race

Imagine you’re going along at a great pace, jogging and confident in your every stride. Then zoom, a friend flies past you, seemingly sprinting the marathon you’re running! If you’re anything like me, you might think “hey, wait! Why can’t I run that fast?” I’m not a marathon runner, but I’ve faced this same feeling up close and personal with my own personal development. And I doubt I’m alone in feeling this way. So many of...

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Ableism in Self Improvement Culture

Have you ever been given advice by a well-meaning friend, only to think “that so doesn’t apply to me”? It might have even felt unhelpful. Coincidentally, some parts of the self improvement field act in much the same way. Sometimes leaders forget just how hard life can be. They act like we can just snap our fingers, think positively, and feel way better. If only! Many thought leaders mean well, especially when they’re trying to...

Your Natural Talent Makes You a Gift to This World

You are not a burden. In fact, you are a gift to this world. There is no one on this planet with your unique skills and experience. You and only you have lived your life and, as a result, there are insights that only you have. This makes you an essential part of the world around you. Your natural talent is irreplaceable. You are irreplaceable. You can achieve amazing things when you rely on your...

When You Raise Awareness, You Uplift Yourself and the World

You’re really super awesome and, with that awesomeness, you can change the world. The power of a single voice is often overlooked. We think we need to be a famous speaker or celebrity to make an impact. But, the real work happens with those of us who aren’t these people. We’re the ones that change the mindsets of our communities and families and friends. If none of us ever spoke up about the things we...

Joy comes from living a meaningful life

Joy Comes from Living a Meaningful Life

Joy is like a sun shower. It’s complex. It’s when a storm and bright sunlight coexist. Emotionally, joy comes from a deep sense of fulfillment and purpose and aliveness. Just like the clap of thunder at the same time the sun is shining in your eyes. Because of this, feeling joyous requires one thing from us. When we live a meaningful life, we will find great joy Joy is vivid and expansive and transformative. And the emotion arises...

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