Hope :: Just Be You… Again

I don’t know about you, but in my life I’ve been told I’m “too ____________” many times. It’s always been about different things, which is why I put in the blank. I’m sure you can think back over your own life and pick out things people have said to or about you. The following isContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You… Again”

Hope :: Just Be You

You are amazing. Just the way you are. You don’t need to do anything to make others accept you if you’re truly being yourself. I wish I could put a real mirror here in this post so that you could be seeing yourself as you read these next words: You are beautiful. You matter. YouContinue reading “Hope :: Just Be You”

Hope :: Running on Empty

I am a people-pleaser. I always have been, but I’m hoping I won’t always be… There’s nothing wrong with wanting the people around you to be happy and successful. The issue comes in when you sacrifice yourself and you own joy and peace to please other people. Yes, life sometimes comes with sacrifice. Sometimes weContinue reading “Hope :: Running on Empty”

Hope :: Becoming a “Better Person”

I think we’ve all been there in our lives. We want to be better. We want to change to be what the world considers “good”. What does being “better” or a “good person” actually mean? I’m sure we all have our our personal definitions of what is “better/good”. For some people, this revolves around belongings.Continue reading “Hope :: Becoming a “Better Person””

Hope :: Living in the Moment

I don’t know about you, but I often find it very difficult to stay right in the moment. I dwell on things that have already happened or I look ahead to what could be… It’s not necessarily a bad thing to remember the past or look to the future. However, resenting or ignoring your currentContinue reading “Hope :: Living in the Moment”

Hope :: Using Busy-Ness to Keep from Thinking/Feeling

Ouch. Yeah, read that again if you need to. If you’re like me, you stay busy to keep from thinking. Worse for me is to keep from feeling. I don’t like to feel my feelings, especially if they’re negative emotions. Double ouch. What I’ve learned throughout my life, though, is keeping busy doesn’t help youContinue reading “Hope :: Using Busy-Ness to Keep from Thinking/Feeling”

Hope :: I Don’t Want to Do Anything

You’ve had those days right? Or weeks… months… years… Those seasons in life where you just can’t get yourself motivated to do anything except curl up like a burrito and watch tv or read or stare at the wall? I can tell you that I’ve definitely been there. I struggle with it often. For me,Continue reading “Hope :: I Don’t Want to Do Anything”

Hope :: There is Always Hope

Bad things are going to happen. There’s no denying that fact. We can do everything right. We can make the right choices, hang out with the right people, do all the right things. And life still knocks us down and holds us under the waves. When that happens over and over again, it can wearContinue reading “Hope :: There is Always Hope”

Hope :: How Do I Re-Energize?

2020 has been an exceptionally bad year for many of us. 9 months ago, we were told things would change for the next two weeks before we got back to normal. That was 39 weeks ago. At this point, going back to our regular ‘normal’ is a pipe dream. We just want to not beContinue reading “Hope :: How Do I Re-Energize?”

Hope :: What if I Do Something Bad?

What if I’ve: smoked gotten drunk done drugs had sex done sexual activities attempted suicide What if I struggle with: depression anxiety self-harm anorexia bulimia overeating addiction Do you see yourself in any of the above words? Do you relate with any of those things? Do you believe that falling into any of those categoriesContinue reading “Hope :: What if I Do Something Bad?”