“Unless your heart, your soul, and your whole being are behind every decision you make, the words from your mouth will be empty, and each action will be meaningless. Truth and confidence are the roots of happiness.”— Kathleen Pedersen (via wanderlustw0lf)
“BE clear about your boundaries. If you got people in your life who are behaving badly it’s because they are there by ENERGETIC invitiation. They didn’t just pass by. I always say this to women when they say “All men are dogs”, then I say, “Why are all the dogs on your porch?” If it’s IN your life, it is there by ENERGETIC invitation. Some THOUGHT, some BELIEF, some LEARNING, some PERCEPTION, some UNDERSTANDING, some WOUND, some TRAUMA, some HURT is calling the ugliness and the cooties into your life. Who got cooties? Cooties are simply a buildup of toxic energy. I had cooties. Mmhmm, I ain’t ashamed. I recognize cooties from a mile away because I am CLEAR. Some of us see cooties and invite them over for dinner. Cooties can have two legs, four legs. Cooties can be a thought. Cooties can be a word. BUT it’s a buildup of toxic energy.”—Iyanla Vanzant (via mindofataurus)
“A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face she inquired, “How heavy is this glass of water?” The answers called out ranged from 8oz to 20 oz. She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If i hold it for a minute, its not a problem. If i hold it for an hour, i’ll have an ache in my arm. If i hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer i hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stress and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them for a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed - incapable of doing anything.” Always remember to put the glass down.”—(via keepclassy)
“When I loved myself enough, I began leaving whatever wasn’t healthy. This meant people, jobs, my own beliefs and habits - anything that kept me small.
My judgement called it disloyal. Now I see it as self-loving.”—Kim McMillen (via a-lionsheart)