Learning to Build Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a precious, yet easily elusive tool to cultivate in one’s mind. You think you firmly possess it until moments of challenge or ridicule occur and your ego seems to implode in on itself. In those moments, you realize that your self-image was only ever hanging by a meager thread. Self-esteem has certainly eluded... Continue Reading →

Rising Above Self Delusion for Love

Love and compassion have not come easily to me over the years. It seems as though I have built up several walls that get in the way of truly embracing another person and opening myself up to emotional vulnerability. This extends beyond mere romantic relationships to my family and friends. It is about time I... Continue Reading →

Overcoming Judgment

            Most of my life I have been defensive and quick to secretly judge the perceived negative traits of others. It’s been a bad habit of mine. Even into my later 20s, I remember browsing Facebook or various news feeds sifting through posts and articles until I found something that I could judge someone on.... Continue Reading →

Correcting Negative Thoughts

            I have been living on my own in Colorado for a little over two weeks now. I talk to family and friends regularly back in Tennessee. As I mention the places I have been going and the things I have done, a couple of my family members have asked about me making friends and... Continue Reading →

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