Enjoying the Holidays Again: A Survivor’s Perspective

  Are you dreading the holidays this year? You’d rather have a root canal, or two? But you can’t tell anyone you feel that way because they won’t understand, right? I understand. As a survivor, I know what it feels like to wear that heavy mask of fake happiness when confronted with holiday events that […]

Surviving the Holidays

The year is coming to a close, and with it comes all the usual excitement. Every street will be illuminated with festive lights, every store will be advertising the most enticing of sales, every public space will be filled with the sounds of familiar seasonal tunes, and every person’s calendar will be dauntingly filled with […]

10 Things You Can Do to Overcome Shame

You don’t have to live with shame over what happened to you when you were a child. You can overcome your negative feelings and live the life you truly deserve. Here are just 10 ways that might help you overcome shame: Many studies point to the power of writing in overcoming trauma. If you’re trying […]

How to Use Forgiveness as a Healing Tool for You

Imagine that someone put a hot coal in your hand and it burns you. Instead of dropping the coal, you carry it around, and it continues to hurt and burn. One day, you finally decide to release it. Your hand starts to heal. It takes time, and there might be a scar, but the constant […]

Finding Strength in Vulnerability

It was an idle Tuesday afternoon last week at a Spin class when I finally got a hit of inspiration for this blog. (I’d been procrastinating for the past month.) Our instructor was leaving us with a nugget of wisdom that hit me like a ton of bricks, and it was then that I finally […]

How to Gain Perspective on Your Self-Worth

If you were to make a list of all the things that make you feel down on yourself, you may be surprised by how many items you don’t actually have the power to change. Whether it’s the size of your forehead, the family you were born into, or past experiences you’ve had, you can’t change […]

You are Worth It: Building Your Self-Esteem

“Hey, Alexa: Purchase self-worth from Amazon.” Can you imagine how convenient it would be to just buy self-esteem when you’re running low? Unfortunately, learning that you are capable, significant, and worthy is a skill that can’t be ordered through a one-click checkout. Instead, your “cart” of self-worth is filled day by day through what you […]