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How To Be A Powerful Woman

Being a powerful woman doesn’t include many of the things we’ve always believed it did, like how well we pretend like we “have it all together,” how many boxes we check on the list of expectations society handed us, how many feminist rallies we attend, or how effectively we resist patriarchy and misogyny. A powerful […]

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The Strengths Of Sensitivity

I am sensitive. Some may say I am “overemotional.” I may be “too much” or “difficult” or “a handful.” I feel everything. Every little shift in the energy in the room or the tone in a person’s voice. Everything and anything can make me cry. I cry angry tears. I cry sad tears. I cry […]

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Read These 9 Reminders When You Feel Like A Failure

1. Failing once does not mean you’re a failure overall. You need to stop being so hard on yourself. Even if something didn’t work out the way you planned, that doesn’t mean you’re a failure and are never going to make anything of yourself. You wouldn’t call Stephen King a failure, would you? But it […]

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You Can’t Go Back, But You Can Always Change Your Ending

No one is perfect. We are all constantly learning and growing and changing. Sometimes that change is painful. Sometimes it feels like no matter what you’re doing right, you are still stuck. But remember one very important thing: You are the only one that can change, and whatever the reason, whatever is holding you back, […]

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Read This When You’re Struggling

I don’t know what you’re going through, but I’ll be damned if you’re going through it alone. I used to write as a way to deal with my inner demons. Most of the time, these demons consisted of insecurities over my body type or wondering why every guy I actually held feelings for seemed to […]

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30 Rules For Living Well

Today I am 30. Attempts at internalizing this fact have included prolonged examinations of my face and torso, slow walks across empty parks with my hands clasped behind my back, and a night out in North Beach during which I tried getting collegiately drunk. This morning, then, beneath the gravity of a grievous sort of […]

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Resist The Urge To Put Yourself In A Box

Resist the urge to put yourself in a box. Your hopes, your dreams, your thoughts, your fears, and all that you are and all that you hope to be cannot fit into a box. It’s easy to succumb to this modern-day trickery — there are boxes all around us. There are boxes on job applications, on doctors […]

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Stop Waiting For The Right Moment

You’ve been waiting your whole life for this. So why aren’t you doing anything about it? Why are you waiting for that wave of inspiration to take you under instead of taking the steady tides of imagination as they come? Why are you waiting for the perfect day where everything falls into place to finally […]

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Please Don’t Talk Yourself Out Of Your Dreams

Please don’t talk yourself out of your dreams. You know what I mean. An idea sweeps into your mind, inspiration strikes, and a seed of possibility starts to take bloom, and then  — BOOM — doubt starts to take root. And then doubt gives way to fear, and fear is the beginning of the road that […]

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Stop Chasing Unbridled Happiness, Chase This Instead

It can be confusing, truthfully, how much positivity and inspiration exists. Some encourage us to chase money, some encourage us to chase success, and some encourage us to chase freedom. But what most of it directs back to, is that once you achieve this ‘certain thing’, you will be happy. That if I have X amount […]

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