Hey! Thanks for popping in. 🙂
Let’s skip the chit chat and get right to the deep stuff; what set’s my soul on fire & why I created this site.
Throughout my life I found that I was on a constant search for that ‘thing’. The one that would help me “get rid” of my depression, anxiety and OCD for good instead of making me feel like an alien in this world.
In truth, there is a thing – and – there’s not.
Let me explain.
The thing that helps me will not necessarily help everyone else. There is something that can light your soul fire and bring meaning to your life.
Through that meaning and self-awareness things aren’t as gloomy as they once seemed.
I won’t lie and say you’ll be perfect or feel better with time but it is my hope that you won’t feel so alone.
“A big part of depression is feeling really lonely, even if you’re in a room full of a million people”
The ‘thing’ we seek is also a knowing that things are as they are. That there is no real ‘grass is greener’ anywhere and in knowing that it’s almost like you found that ‘thing’ (in a backwards sort of way).
I invite you to follow along with me in figuring out this thing called life and trying to find out where we ‘fit’ in.
And remember that this is YOUR life your living – everyone will have an opinion on how you ‘should’ be living it and what you ‘need’ to be doing all in the name of being ‘realistic’ & ‘struggling like everyone else’. Strive to be the best version of you and you can’t go wrong.
In this together,
I’ve put some amazing quotes below that have really impacted my life and want to share with you! Once done check out the Start Now section – I hope you find it helpful!
So often we are afraid of doing our own thing, scared of being judged by others. But it is in shining our light so bright that we can make a space for others to feel that it’s okay to open up and share their gifts with the world. Always follow your heart.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God [the light]. Your playing small does not serve the World. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won’t feel unsure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God [the light] that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. As we let our own Light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
It’s so easy for others to judge until they are the one “in the arena” with people watching them. I hope this inspires you to ignore what others say and just focus on you.
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.
~ Theodore Roosevelt ~
is an introverted highly sensitive person, an Enneagram Type 4 and an INFP personality type who has always felt like there was something missing in her life. She felt out of place, awkward in social situations and was formerly shy. Now she knows that people who are introverted and highly sensitive have an amazing gift and are able to lead peaceful and happy lives. She wants other introverted highly sensitive people to know that they do fit in, that they are amazingly beautiful, and that they can feel comfortable in their own skin. She is the founder of Bittersweet Misfits at coachtessa.com.