Let’s build people up rather than tear them down

Let's build people up rather than tear them down. Understand the power that we hold when we unite to stand against a cause or to support each other’s beliefs. I strongly believe one can never be happy at the expense of someone else. Let's all strive to possess true integrity and become the kind of... Continue Reading →

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Vulnerability can help you heal

As much as we would like it to be otherwise, before we can overcome suffering, we need to go through it. Faking it until you make it does not lessen the pain. Neither does suffering in silence. On the contrary, swallowing up and hiding our pain only increases the risk of PTSD. Inner growth arises... Continue Reading →

Socializing with kids and teenagers

Every time we go out, people always ask my kid the same 2 questions: How are you? Do you like school? My kid has social anxiety and dyslexia, so school isn't her favorite question. She's learned that if she answers those questions honestly adults dismiss her feeling or say "don't worry it's going to get... Continue Reading →

Soothing silence

You know you have changed when you look at life differently from the way you used to, when you live a new way of life. You know you have grown as a person when you no longer lose precious time for things that have no real depth or love, when you start prioritizing more time... Continue Reading →

Complaining 101

Complaints should always be done in person, never in someone's back and never by texting. You should never air your complain to others before speaking face to face with the person concern. The odds are that they will hear about it from a 3rd party. Who knows how that individual will have interpreted and repeated... Continue Reading →

We are only human

As much as I would like to, I am not a robot. I cannot achieve perfection all the time. Let's be honest, I'm extremely perfect at anything at any moment. In our society, we often consider anything less than greatness to be failure. Dealing with mental illness also makes it difficult to always have a... Continue Reading →

What is failure?

There is no true way to ever be fully prepared for hard times. No matter how many struggles you've survived and made you stronger, the next time will still feel like the end of the world. We should see failure as the beginning of our journey, not the end. I've often heard that failure is... Continue Reading →

A sincere apology

People who have integrity are usually really humble and always trying to become better human beings. If they have done anything wrong or have hurt someone even unintentionally, they apologize honestly, and they take steps to correct their mistakes. People who have integrity are always ready to admit that they did wrong and their apologies... Continue Reading →

Not everyone will like you and it’s okay

When you connect with people who are truly good for you, you feel it. Don't forget to acknowledge how great it is to be around someone who truly loves you and supports you up. Tell them, even if you feel a little weird doing it. It's called not taking anyone for granted. Unfortunately, not every... Continue Reading →

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