Five Life Lessons I’ve learned the Hard Way

While some people master their life lessons quickly, others tend to take their time. Many others, like me, learn some of them the hard way. In fact, I’m still working through some of them. 1. Sometimes good enough is simply good enough. We are not meant to do everything perfectly. We can give ourselves permission …

the power of forgiveness

Have you ever noticed that when someone causes us pain, we hold onto the memory of that situation for dear life? What do you think would happen if we just forgave and moved on? The reason that forgiveness is so difficult is that we have this misconception that forgiveness means excusing the other person’s behavior. …

Unhappiness as a Message

For many years, I suffered from recurring bouts of severe depression. Even when I seemed to recover, I wasn’t happy. Sure, I would go about my day with a smile on my face, but that was for everyone else’s benefit. Whenever someone was able to see through my smile, they asked why I was unhappy. …