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Month: March 2017

30 Day Challenge: Combat Self-Deprecation

30 Day Challenge: Combat Self-Deprecation

Since posting about self-deprecation, I’ve had people tell me how encouraging it was. A lot of them didn’t even know they were hurting themselves until they read it. One of my friends said, “I totally do that self-deprecation thing to be humble.” She has a really hard […]

How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

How to Cultivate Happiness in Hardships

People ask me all the time, “How can you be happy when life just sucks sometimes?” For some reason, they think I’ll know the answer. The thing is, I have hardships just like anyone else. I don’t think that means my life sucks. Life is […]

Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

Overcoming the Midwinter Blues

I try to see I see myself as a generally happy person, but sometimes I seriously struggle. This winter has been a rough one for me. I’ve been away from family for a long time, and after the holidays were over, it felt like a long […]

Learning to Handle Self-deprecation

Learning to Handle Self-deprecation

One night, my friend broke down in tears after waiting for a date that never showed up. After a lifetime of being her own worst enemy, her negative thoughts took over. “I’m fat.” “I have a greasy face.” “No one will ever love me.” She cried for […]