Build Your Life Around The Things You Love Enough To Suffer For

The same as how in trying to avoid pain, you avoid pleasure, because you can’t just pick and choose what you want to feel. You’re either in or out.


6 Ways Good Intentions Can Breed Resentment

It assumes like-mindedness.


Happiness Is A Marathon, Not A Sprint

So, you are like me and have made all of your life choices based on the word “should,” take the time to daily start making choices solely on your discretion. It is never too late to pursue our happiness.


On What Vulnerability Feels Like, And The Ultimate Paradox Between Wanting To Be Known And Fearing To Be Seen

Oh how we long to be known, yet are suffocated by the labels that negate us. So is the process of freedom for each other, the bravery required to remove the title and rest our need to be seen.


Sanity Is Bearing Witness To Your Thoughts – Nothing More, Nothing Less

Silence is true wisdom’s best reply.


This Is How You Start Over

The first thing you notice is how green his eyes are. The second is that you’ve seen him before, and you’ve had the same thought, and your heart skipped a beat last time, too. Old habits.


Talk Less, Listen More

Start listening more and talking less. You’ll learn more about yourself and be more conscious of your thought patterns.


The Anxiety Trick: Why Confusing Discomfort For Danger Is Ruining Your Life

A person with generalized anxiety gets tricked into trying to figure out where the danger in the “what if” thoughts comes from, rather than just letting them come and go.


Attachment, Detachment And How To Find The Happiness In Both

I’ve recently grown fascinated with the idea that life is meant to be lived free from attachments: to people, to things, to states of being.


Digging Deep: Why We Unconsciously Hurt The People We Love Most

It’s holding things in that will hurt you most.


The Power Of Negative Thinking

Any idiot can enjoy the positive things in their lives, but it is only a few that can take the negative and find something even more profound.


On Social Media Identity, And Why We Need To Document Moments More Than We Curate Our Lives

Social media has inspired a cultural shift in communication – one that stretches far beyond how we connect as individuals. Now, it’s about how we communicate with the world at large, and more importantly, with ourselves.

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How Grieving Opens Us Up To Experiencing Connection Like Never Before

There will forever be a slight pause when I’m talking with someone new and they ask me about where my mom lives, or what my plans are for Mother’s Day. That pause is me mentally deciding how I want to respond.


Stop Chasing Happiness

To desire fulfillment is to not have fulfillment, happiness is not something you seek, but that which you become.


On “Department Theory,” And Why Organizing Your Mind Is The Key To Emotional Health

When you imagine the function of departments within organizations or universities, you imagine separate aspects serving the same whole. The same applies to the human brain – if you can dissect your mind into parts, it will function better.