The Gift A Pandemic Has Revealed

10 minute read. By: Jessie Douglass-Smith McGraw In a time when everything feels uncertain, I’d like to point you to something beautiful. Not because I know you need some lighthearted content (that’s just the bonus), but because it’s a truth of who we all are, and this global pandemic we’re experiencing has made it very visible to those of you who have never seen it … Continue reading The Gift A Pandemic Has Revealed

Four Ways to Improve Self-Esteem

In a culture where having good self-esteem is equated with feeling happy, insecurities abound. A stable self-valuation can’t be based on anyone feeling— a spontaneous occurrence that is always subject to change. But secure, positive self-esteem can be rooted in a commitment to work toward accepting all of our feelings as valid—whether pleasant or painful. We all aspire to be happy. The pursuit of happiness … Continue reading Four Ways to Improve Self-Esteem

Self Love is the Best Love

What does it really mean to love yourself in a world that constantly tells you, you have to look a certain way, act a certain way and only feel things behind closed doors because “it makes people uncomfortable”? The first time I looked up the term self love I was directed to a Meridian dictionary definition that equated self love with narcissism. I looked blankly … Continue reading Self Love is the Best Love