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Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you…

Trust yourself. You’ve survived a lot, and you’ll survive whatever is coming.

She didn’t need to be saved. She needed to be …

She didn’t need to be saved. She needed to be found and appreciated for exactly who she was

It’s so difficult to describe depression to so…

It’s so difficult to describe depression to someone who’s never been there, because it’s not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to cry and to feel. But it’s that cold absence of feeling— that really hollowed-out feeling.

I learned the hard way that I cannot always co…

I learned the hard way that I cannot always count on others to respect my feelings – even if I respect theirs. Being a good person doesn’t guarantee that others will be good people. You only have control over yourself and how you choose to be as a person. As for others, you can only choose to accept them or walk away.

I think people would be happier if they admitt…

I think people would be happier if they admitted things more often. In a sense we are all prisoners of some memory, or fear, or disappointment—we are all defined by something we can’t change.

Be careful what you tell people. A friend toda…

Be careful what you tell people. A friend today could be an enemy tomorrow.

Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let …

Life is about balance. Be kind, but don’t let people abuse you. Trust, but don’t be deceived. Be content, but never stop improving yourself.

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and …

Breathe. You’re going to be okay. Breathe and remember that you’ve been in this place before. You’ve been this uncomfortable and anxious and scared, and you’ve survived. Breathe and know that you can survive this too. These feelings can’t break you. They’re painful and debilitating, but you can sit with them and eventually, they will pass. Maybe not immediately, but sometime soon, they are going to fade and when they do, you’ll look back at this moment and laugh for having doubted your resilience. I know it feels unbearable right now, but keep breathing, again and again. This will pass. I promise it will pass.

I have spent my whole life terrified. Scared o…

I have spent my whole life terrified. Scared of things that could go wrong. Things that might happen; things that might not happen. But in time I’ve seen that it’s fear that’s the real enemy. So get up. Get out there, and live the life you want to live.

Behind every beautiful thing there’s some kind…

Behind every beautiful thing there’s some kind of pain.