Thumbnail: Priscilla du Preez “Shame, when toxic, is a paralyzing global assessment of oneself as a person. When severe, it can form the lens through which all self-evaluation is viewed… Everyone experiences shame at some time, but not everyone is ruled by toxic or overwhelming shame. Some researchers suggest that shame comes about from repeatedly
Thumbnail: Karl Muscat Every favorite moment Everything your mind carved into diamonds To display on the shelf of your memory Every symphony Every sunset Every sound of laughter Every moment that you looked into their eyes Every time your joy made you cry All the people All the places All the times that made you
Thumbnail: Erica Magugliani Sensitive people, I’m looking at you. I’m tired of us calling ourselves “too emotional”, “irrational”, and “weak”. I’m tired of phrases like “toughen up”, “man up”, and “don’t be so sensitive”. With all of the violence, cruelty, oppression, and harm that occurs every day on this planet, I think it’s about time
Thumbnail: Gift Habeshaw Times of change are times of rebirth and recalibration. A time to plant a seed. A time when our old ways of living, our dead and dried out beliefs, are uprooted, leaving fertile soil bare for replanting. At the time this blog post goes live, we’re in the middle of the global
Thumbnail: Raychan Jealousy is not a sin. Jealousy is a societal program. As women, and as girls, we’ve been told to look and be a certain way, and that those who follow society’s programs of pretty, desirable, and lovable will be adored and cherished like queens. It’s evident in movies, TV, advertising… Pretty much everywhere.
Thumbnail: Johnathan Kaufman Do you feel worthy of living in your own skin? Do you know that you are valuable and lovable? Or do you spend your days wishing you were different, criticizing yourself for what you have or haven’t done, and trying to “fix” yourself? You could probably benefit from an honest look at