I want to tell you about five-year-old Maren because 20 (twenty.. really?) years later thinking about myself as a child isn’t just a great way to reminisce about the good old times.
It is a way to make sure that I am taking care of myself right now.
You are a beautiful person. Everyone thinks they have a great idea of what you should do with your life but you need to have faith that life will turn out your way. This is some beautiful advice I was lucky enough to receive from a friend. It’s a few years old, and also timeless.…
There was a point in my life when my heart was filled with so much pain that I gave up on myself. I’m sharing my reflections on this time because I want to connect. The more we can do to understand that we are all connected, the better of a place this world is.
What I’ve felt this week didn’t ‘make sense’. I couldn’t explain it. I truly don’t have many reasons to be unhappy. I did just get married a couple of weeks ago, and I live a good, easy life. Which is why it was so hard for me to allow that negativity. I felt guilty for feeling anything other than over the moon.
It helped to talk about things that have happened that shaped me. And it helped to talk about things important people had said to me that contributed to me thinking that I was no good. And here is something I therefore don’t understand: the stigma around seeing a therapist.
It gets to me that some of us choose the dark side. And that we choose to stay on that side, and choose to make our misery some form of entertainment. It really gets under my skin. Why would we waste all our time talking about things in our lives that we clearly don’t enjoy with some sort of ‘smile’ on our face?
Here is how to Feel Good. Make sure you take your time to NOT Feel Good. I know there is little joy in ‘feeling poorly’… So please don’t tell me to smile if I walk into the supermarket to buy some more white vinegar and baking soda after a stormy night that scared my dog…