8 Annoying Pieces Of Toxic Positivity That Aren’t Going To Make Someone Feel Any...

1. “Everything will work out in the end.” Maybe things will be okay tomorrow — but that doesn’t change the fact they are suffering today. They can’t...

22 Inspiring Things To Say To Yourself In The Mirror After A Bad Heartache

1. You are a badass. You are a fighter. You are going to get over this heartbreak and emerge stronger than before. 2. You didn’t deserve what they did...

Why Each Zodiac Sign Is Still Smiling, Even Though The World Is Falling Apart

Aries You know there’s no use in crying over something you cannot control. You simply have to make the best of it. Taurus There are plenty of things you...

It Turns Out ‘Happily Ever After’ Was Always About Pursuing My Own Pleasure

Upon my picture-perfect engagement, my grandmother gifted me a yellowed, decades-worn booklet titled, “Now That You Are To Be Married…” Its Cupid embossed introduction reads, “With...

Why Each Zodiac Sign Should Stay Positive

Aries Because your pessimism is only making you miserable. Taurus Because there are good things in store for you, even if you can’t see them yet. Gemini Because things can always...

It’s Not Naive To Be Positive, It’s Naive To Be A Defeatist Right Now

When everything seems to be going wrong at once and the future becomes highly uncertain, the optimists tend to get chastised for their positivity. They’re told to...

The Strange Silver Lining Of Everything Going Wrong At Once

There is a sublime comfort when we find the sun setting on the world all at once. At last, the sun is not just setting on us...

Random Things I’m Grateful For Regarding COVID-19

So. Here’s the thing… I went back and forth on whether to publish this. Because frankly I wasn’t sure how it would rub people. I often rub people wrong, and...

6 Easy Ways To Protect Your Inner Peace

We live in a world of constant stimulation, much of which is the bad kind. We are almost always surrounded by people, and if not, we are...

This Is What It Really Means To Be Kind To Yourself, Because It’s Not...

When we think of kindness, we often confuse it for niceness, and the two are not the same. When we are being nice, we are being placid...

I Can’t Always Be The Positive, Inspirational Girl

It’s easy for me to tell other people everything is going to be okay. It’s easy for me to encourage others to keep thinking positive. But...

Maybe I’ll Love Myself Anyway

Today I looked at myself in the mirror, which usually wouldn’t be noteworthy. Because, well, I won’t lie, I look at myself in the mirror all...

Seeing The Best In People Can Backfire On You

Seeing the best in people can backfire on you. It can encourage you to give out second chances to people who never even deserved a first....

Maybe Our Life Purpose Is To Live Out Every Moment

I believe that in every person’s life, one of the biggest internal battles waged in each of us is over the questions: What am I doing...

40 Little Things That Make Life And Love Totally Worth It

1. The sound of the door closing when your husband/wife/partner comes home from work. 2. Laundry from your family members. 3. Goodbye kisses. 4. Hello kisses. 5. Good morning kisses. 6....

I Love My Body, But I Still Struggle With Wanting To Be Perfect

It’s not uncommon for my thoughts throughout the day to range from “you’re perfect just as you are” to “ugh, you’re not good enough.” If that...

On Being Whoever You Want To Be

I keep buying long, flowy dresses because I want to be the person who wears long, flowy dresses. I don’t exactly have the kind of life...

50 Small (But Big) Changes To Become An Ultimately Happier You

1. Set your alarm 15 minutes earlier. Select to wake up to your favorite song. Enjoy your coffee or tea in a special mug. This sets...

Nothing Feels “Right” At The Beginning, So Stop Believing Happiness Is Instantaneous

The biggest myth about happiness is not that it is something you achieve outside of yourself. It is the idea that it is something you can...

What If The People In My Life Don’t Spark Joy?

“Does this spark joy?” That’s what tidying expert Marie Kondo wants you to ask yourself when looking at your belongings. And if the answer is no, the...

50 Little Ways To Be A Happier You Every Single Day

1. Wake up ten minutes earlier than you normally do and drink your coffee (or tea) a little more slowly than usual. 2. Write one paragraph in...

The Truth About Settling For Less Than What You Deserve

The truth is it will always feel like something is missing. Something is incomplete. You’re not the best version of yourself. You don’t look at yourself...