Analysis: “I can’t write one song about you” by Shawn Mendes

This is actually one of the less creepy love songs currently playing on the radio. Sean’s voice has a really nice vocal tone and I think he sounds adorable. I’d be really worry if someone legitimately thought they had nothing without someone else, but from the lyrics and the overall tone of the song I … Continue reading Analysis: “I can’t write one song about you” by Shawn Mendes

FALSE: Anger is a punishment

I’ve been seeing a quote float around the IG, pop-inspiration pages characterizing anger as a punishment and it is frustrating to see this spiritual bullshit. Not just because it is completely inaccurate and downright awful. But because it is misleading and misguiding people who, most likely, genuinely want to spiritually grow. The quote: “Anger is … Continue reading FALSE: Anger is a punishment

How the f**k?!: Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

Sagacious while meaningless advice: “don’t worry about what other people think.” Particularly meaningless when there is no follow up as to how to not worry or care about what other people think. No matter how many times we hear it, who we hear it from or how hard we try – sometimes it can seem … Continue reading How the f**k?!: Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

On: Advice, Invalidation, Depression & Self-love

Phone conversation. A few years ago: Friend: “Just forget it and push your feelings down.” Me: “That doesn’t sound right. Isn’t that just denial?” Friend: “You know what they say, ‘to get over someone, get under someone else.” Me: “But I do not want to have sex with someone else. Why would I force myself…. … Continue reading On: Advice, Invalidation, Depression & Self-love

On: Identity

“When our models of who we are fall away, we are free simply to meet and be together. And when this sense of being encompasses all separateness dissolves and we are united into compassion.” – Ram Dass & Paul Gorman We have a lot of identities. Identities we were born into. Identities others have given … Continue reading On: Identity

How to: Positively Define Yourself

Happiness and fulfillment begin with a solid sense of self. When we have a good relationship with ourselves: our relationships with others thrive, we build natural confidence, and we are equipped to handle setbacks. Being positive doesn’t mean we need to be perfect. It’s leveraging our strengths while acknowledging and working on our weaknesses. It’s about accepting … Continue reading How to: Positively Define Yourself