Never abandon hope

Hope is born in moments when you have no reason to believe in the moment that is to follow, but something good unexpectedly lands in your lap.It's born when that unexpected call changes your life for the better.It's born when that stranger smiled an understanding smile in that moment that you thought the world was [...]

Don’t just survive

I see too many people that take pride in being a survivor, which in itself is not unhealthy.It becomes unhealthy when that act of survival defines them for the rest of their lives.Don't allow a traumatic event, or an abusive relationship to define you beyond the immediate act of surviving it.You are capable of so [...]

Fanning our rage

Fear is driven by need.The moment we give up on the need, the fear subsides.Our need to be significant to those who are significant to us drives most of the fears that may fan our rage at the world.But only for as long as we still have hope that there is a chance for us [...]

You can’t wish away your struggle

Wishing it's a sunny day when it's raining is not going to make the sun come out.Therefore, leaving your umbrella behind is an act of foolishness, not optimism.A positive mindset can often lead us into delusional states.When our overbearing sense of deliberate positivity doesn't produce results, it crushes our spirit even more than before we [...]

Seek understanding. Always.

If you find yourself judging, more than understanding, you're filled with fear about the future. Not hope.Judgement is not always harsh. But, judgement is always focused on an external standard that we think others respect.External standards give us comfort because we don't run the risk of making a bad decision by ourselves. If things don't [...]

Rediscover who you are

The journey of rediscovery of the self is the greatest joy of all.It shakes off the cobwebs that life tends to accumulate, and breaks the chains that we've used to tether ourselves to past experiences. Rediscover who you really are, so that you can shake off the debris that you accumulated through the years with [...]