What is empathy and how do I know if I have it? Is it really something I can "have?" According to Psychology Today, empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, and share the thoughts and feelings of another person, animal, or fictional character. Empathy is not to be confused with sympathy. Sympathy is the feeling … Continue reading I Have a Lot of Empathy
Month: June 2020
For the majority of my life I put on a front and pushed myself to be a badass who isn't sensitive. I may be a female but I'm not a girl! I had no intention of being viewed as "just a girl" or as a sensitive person. I was taught those were negative and weak. … Continue reading I’m Sensitive
Live in The Moment
I'm sure you've had someone tell you this a time or two. Or you've been the one telling someone else. Is living in the moment easy for you? It is, then this post may only help you understand those of us who can't. If living in the moment is a struggle for you, you are … Continue reading Live in The Moment
Why Am I Stressed?
I have been asking myself this a lot lately and haven't been able to put my finger on a specific answer. Then I get more stressed because I can't figure it out. Stress is a vicious cycle for me that comes out towards others. Stress is a battle I have fought all of my life … Continue reading Why Am I Stressed?
Be A Warrior
Be a fucking warrior. You do you girl. Who the fuck cares if you have a little extra to love? Love yourself no matter what you look like. Love you for who you are, not what the world sees. Don't take no for an answer. Failures are only speed bumps. Go after what you want. … Continue reading Be A Warrior
Thoughts About Family
I've seen so many quotes that say things like "family is everything" or "blood is thicker than water." These are all over social media and people use them in everyday conversation. The underlying theme is that, no matter what, family sticks together. I wish life was as simple as that. For some families, it is. … Continue reading Thoughts About Family
The Reason is Fear
My last post was a follow up to one from a couple months ago and today's post is kind of a summarization of what I'm realizing the common theme is. The theme is fear. The reason is fear. Fear is what causes my need to people please. Fear is the root of feeling like I … Continue reading The Reason is Fear
Follow Up: I Can’t Do What I Need in My Own Home
I wrote Fear: I Can’t Do What I Need in My Own Home a few months ago, but I have returned to this fear and to this struggle. This time is different. I offered to let a friend stay with us until her renters move out at the end of May. She has stayed with us … Continue reading Follow Up: I Can’t Do What I Need in My Own Home
I just want to feel special. Ever had that feeling? No? Are you sure? I thought I was above that kind of need. I didn't want to be a person who needed to feel special. I saw those people as being self-centered. Until I started doing self-care and personal growth. Then I realized that it … Continue reading Special