Tag: Acceptance

Self-Righteous Bitch!

Self-Righteous Bitch!

I cannot count the number of times, at school, work, by people I called friends at one stage, I have been called a “bossy bitch.” Sometimes it made me angry, and other times it made me laugh. I recall my mother calling me “wilful” and “bossy” from a young age. I had a mind of …

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Empowered or Selfish?

Empowered or Selfish?

The woman has come to terms with her nature. Finally, she said it out loud. She expressed herself to someone close to her. Sitting up straighter, she took in a deep breath and exhaled just as deeply: ‘It has to be worth my while to have a man in my life.’ ‘Wow! I’m loving that,’ …

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Singledom VS Coupledom

Singledom VS Coupledom

A close friend of mine in a long-term relationship has struggled over the years. The downs have been cataclysmic but then the highs have been soul-defining, she vulnerably expressed to me, openly sharing her emotions. Something I always admired about her and took pleasure in witnessing her bravery. How she naturally exposed herself, never worrying …

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Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

Are you courageous enough to reveal your true, vulnerable self?

“I have found both freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us.” Kahlil Gibran It takes the utmost courage to reveal your true, vulnerable self to another. There are those brave enough to reveal, those that can accept and those that permit fear not to …

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Acceptance From Almost Five Years Ago

Acceptance From Almost Five Years Ago

While clearing out my Inbox, I came across the below prose I wrote titled Acceptance.   Lately, in my world I’ve been learning more and more how to practice acceptance. It hasn’t always been easy. Reading the my words below again, helped me realise I have come a long way in almost five years.   …

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I Am Not Who I Once Was: Who We Become after Trauma

I Am Not Who I Once Was: Who We Become after Trauma

 28th Post Challenge of 31 Most people find it difficult to accept someone else changing. I see it often amongst people I know and it’s sad to see how much it affects, even debilitates the one witnessing the evolution in the other. Elephant Journal has expressed this aptly, which I include an excerpt from, a …

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