Author: Dawn

The Only Way to Find Out if You Can Fly is to Jump

I spent most of my life agonizing over the smallest decisions. Was I making the right choice, what should I do, what if I fail, what if I succeed, what if, what if…? As if my entire life would crumble to dust if I made a mistake. I was so afraid of making the wrong decision I didn’t allow myself the experience of trying. In fact, I was so afraid to fail that I stopped taking risks. I didn’t follow my heart or try new things out of fear of judgment…and I lived that way for years. Then, it...

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Are You Tired of Being Unhappy?

It’s time to get pissed off. It’s time to get sick and tired of being unhappy or unfulfilled. It’s the only way you’ll make a change and your current life situation is all your fault. I’m pissed off enough…are you? Motivation can come from finding your passion; something that ignites a fire in you so strongly that there’s no other option but to do something different. It can also come from feeling stagnant or just feeling tired of your current life situation. Will you be happy with your life in five years if nothing has changed? Then change it! I’m...

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A Living Amends to My Family and Myself

I am a living amends to my family and myself. It started at a very young age…the self-loathing. Since I can remember I never felt good enough and I didn’t have a lot of reason to think otherwise. I was teased and bullied because I was overweight, I moved a lot, I was poor and my father didn’t want to be around. I didn’t have the support as a child to build a foundation of confidence either. I didn’t receive the “atta boys” a child needs to cultivate self-love; much to the contrary in fact, I heard a lot of “if...

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In Order to Heal We Must First Forgive Ourselves

Forgiveness is hard enough, but when you’re the person you can’t forgive, it’s even more challenging. We are our own worst critic and in order to heal we must forgive ourselves. How can we learn to forgive ourselves? Write it out – take out a pen and paper and write down everything you feel about the situation. Get honest with yourself about your behavior. Where did the behavior that led to your resentment come from? Was it from a place of selfishness, insecurity or fear? Did someone or something challenge your ego? Were you being judgmental of someone or...

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How Did I Stop Being Manipulated?

How did I stop being manipulated? I stopped being a manipulator. I could really stop there, but that wouldn’t make for good reading. It’s the honest truth though. When I was presented with my character defects, I saw how often I was trying to manipulate situations. I didn’t even realize it because most of the time I was being nice or generous. That’s when I had to get brutally honest with myself about the intentions behind my actions. Was I acting from a place of integrity, or trying to control people, places and things to get what I wanted? If...

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