In our society, conflict generally has a negative connotation. It’s common to think that the best way to safe and secure relationships is to avoid all disagreements — fewer disagreements means less fighting, equals happier relationships. Given this messaging, our bickering made me worry about the health and stability of my relationship.
I was going through a bad breakup many years ago and was barely hanging on. I couldn’t sleep, eat or think.
As we learn to stand up for ourselves — to stand in our power — we claim the respect we deserve, which serves as an important building block for our self-esteem and self-worth.
The pressure of perfection is something that so many of us carry the weight of. Whether it’s being the perfect worker, partner, parent, child, or friend, we feel the need to be flawless. But as I have mentioned before, there is no such thing as perfection – it is unattainable.
While I believe that weddings are important, the pressure to find someone and plan a wedding, especially for young women, can be so intense that we forget to prioritize other aspects of our lives that are just as important.
Several years ago, I sought advice from my therapist after a negative and upsetting speaking experience where I felt extremely disconnected from the audience.
It doesn’t matter how many times we receive feedback that we’re beautiful, intelligent, kind, or anything positive — we will struggle to accept compliments if we don’t believe that we actually embody those attributes.
Sometimes we think that the communities we belong to and identify most closely with won’t be there for us, but really, it is our self-limiting beliefs that are in our way.
We live in a world that loves to categorize things as either/or. Too often, we forget about the “and.”
During a conversation with my boyfriend a few months ago, he made a comment that brought up feelings of extreme insecurity for me in that moment.
I couldn’t figure out a reason for my wild ride of emotions, but I thought to myself—what if I don’t have to explain this? What if I just sit with it, and let it be?
If we want the Universe to help us out, we have to show the eff up.
It’s been assumed that this is happening because women want to concentrate on their professional lives and career advancement, but is that the real reason?
If you want to improve your romantic relationship or find the love you deeply desire, I strongly recommend checking out the work of Esther Perel.
As women of color, we’re supposed to apologize for taking up space in this world. But I’m done with that. Sorry, I ain’t sorry.
The entertainment world is abuzz about the recently released romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians.
In my opinion, luck doesn’t exist. What we call luck is what happens when opportunity meets preparation.