All tagged live wisely

shattered self-confidence

Hi you,

I wrote a poem called, “self-confidence on the rocks.” Now, I am probably extraordinarily bad at poetry (and don’t expect contradiction) but something about this poem went right down into the depths of me and brought peace with it.

Read on,

L. Raine

When the Fat Girl Cries

Hi you,

Most people in my current life don’t know this, but I used to be what Mr. Gilbreth and myself found so offensive to be called: plump. Losing the extra sent me on a roller coaster of mind, body, emotions and spirituality.

And throughout, the fat girl cried.
And changed.
And wrote about it.

L. Raine

My #1 Beauty Hack under $10

Hi you,

Sometimes I spend a cringe-worthy amount of money for my hair and face, and then sometimes my favorite products range in under $10. Like this amazing oil that works so well as a moisturizer while taking about five years off one’s face. Well, maybe four, but it is wonderful. I love being able to find things like that to balance costs for things like professional haircuts.

Basically the best beauty hack I’ve ever tried.

L. Raine

Laying Expectations Down for a Rest

Hi you,

Do you get tired of the endless round of doing, action, hustle and dreaming of dreams and setting goals? This morning, I woke up exhausted and knew I had to write out the struggle so I could understand why I was waking up as mentally tired as when I went to bed.

As it so often does, writing gave me the perspective I needed to find the true problem.

If you are tired too, please join me through the link below.

L. Raine

Loneliness is not a Waste of Time

Hi you,

I’ve been learning a lot about how to let the loneliness serve me, how to let the spaces and lapses that life inevitably holds teach me about identity.

We all wonder who we really are, deep down inside.

At least I do,

L. Raine

4 Healing Tips for the Chronically Anxious Person

ANXIETY 

Anxiety is usually in capital letters in the heads of people who deal with it. It's blocky, bold, and baleful. In short, it's everything that will not be ignored or managed through common sense and reason. Common sense says, "you can trust your friends," reason points out that the reason you do is because they have proven trustworthy, and then anxiety comes along and sticks a sneaky knife in your back: "if they don't betray you outright, what if they forget about you? What if they drop the friendship because it is no longer convenient to them?"

Anxiety is unreasonable, and for those who have dealt with the chronic version of it, a formidable enemy. It's one of those intangible mental and emotional things that the rest of world labels as worry, which is somewhat correct, only it's much bigger than the occasional worry. Instead of being something you identify: "I'm worried my car is going to be an expensive repair," it becomes a general dread and unease about life. 

"Something is wrong and I can't identify it."