Inherently valuable

You are worthy for who you are and it doesn't matter if you have "accomplished" something. Just being YOU is an accomplishment!  ~Yumi I used to seek outside validations to fill the void and some people made me feel really good about myself but it was only temporary. Growing up…

Consequences of emotional eating

I have used food for comfort for YEARS. I have struggled with weight gain since my early 20s. :( My friends were jealous of my height and petite frame all through my teen age years. I didn't gain weight even though I was eating whatever my mom cooked and she…

Self-sooth to cope with stress

Self-sooth is a very important skill. Some people say that's only for babies..No! That's when we first learned how to sooth ourselves from our mommy and daddy (hopefully!) and if they did a good job, we developed good self-soothing skills by now.But if you are like me and don't know…

Genuine confidence

Time and Time again..I am asking myself how I can gain true confidence. I just want to be like one of those strong minded girls who know themselves so they are even more attractive. But where does this level of confidence come from? Confidence isn't just about being good looking,…

Finding myself

Since I do not own a copy of this article, I am just sharing this with you. This poem (at the bottom) made me tear up as I can relate myself to the story of this girl... By Chantal C. I have been living with mental illness since I can…

Developing a core sense of self

In some way, I have never fully found who I am..my real self. What I like, what my interests are..what my future goals are..people are surprised when I tell them that I am still not quite sure. Of course, I wouldn't say that to everybody but I do to close…

How do we let go?

I know..letting go is really important. Until we let go of an old hurt, we cannot fully enjoy this moment. It is a waste of time ruining this precious moment because of the past. Everybody has some kind of old traumas and of course, for some people, it is extremely…

How to really let go

Is Grieving unmet childhood needs an important part of letting go of the fear of abandonment? It is said that it is not possible for someone to be abandoned as an adult, and how this would only apply if they were a baby or a child. However, just because one…

What is stress?

What is stress? Stress is what you feel when you react to pressure from others or from yourself. Pressure can come from anywhere, including school, work, activities, friends, and family members. You can also feel stress from the pressure of wanting to get good grades or wanting to feel like…