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Why Letting Go is So Important

Feeling free and unburdened by past difficulties would be awesome, right? Letting go of our past and finding this liberation is surprisingly easy, yet so few of us actually work on letting go. This self-empowerment comes from taking responsibility about how our past has affected us, which means owning the emotions we now carry. This is where so many of us get stuck. In order to really let go and find this freedom, we need to...

Self Love is a Process, and That’s Okay

Have you ever heard the phrase “you have to love yourself before you can be loved by another”? It’s an idea I passionately disagree with. Self love can foster deep, intimate connections and benefit our relationships in many ways, but it’s not essential to have before getting into a loving relationship. This phrase implies that those of us who struggle with self-love don’t deserve love from another person. That, or we are incapable of being...

Overcome Adversity Through Love and Compassion

Love can triumph over hardship of any intensity. It has the ability to overcome adversity of any kind. Love is something we can access no matter what life has handed us, and no matter how hard our circumstances are to survive. It is an innate emotion and one of incredible power. The best way to overcome adversity is to create meaning from the situation. This helps us in many ways. Instead of denying the reality...

Find Peace by Expressing Your Emotions

Sometimes, it’s helpful to be upset.  Mindfulness is characterized by not resisting our reality, and sometimes that reality is emotional upset. Sometimes peaceful acceptance lies not in avoiding the upset, but rather in letting it rule us for a hot second. Although it might sound backwards, freeing our emotions allows us to keep calm when we need it most.  Peace can arrive post-emotion. The way this works is because, when we ignore the upset, we’re actually resisting...

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