When you’re free and open, with an absence of neediness, you’re able to experience life, family, friendships and love with an overwhelming sense of gratitude and appreciation

Keywords: personal , writing , embrace change , experience your greatness , gratitude , healing , heart , life is a journey , live your best life , personal growth , self awareness , self care , self love , show up for yourself , spirit , thankful , worthy

It’s your job to show-up for yourself, know who you are, what you want, what you need, and be aware when you’re off course.

https://brookeoliphant.com/2020/07/05/show-up-for-yourself

YOU are Important!

family, friends, mental health, positivity, self-love

Relatable Reflections

I was busy with my chores when this mesmerizing art of the sky created by nature enthralled me, and I paused for a couple of minutes to appreciate its beauty and find peace in it. And at the very next moment, it was on my Instagram wall, etched there forever. I saw twenty such similar posts that day. This made me realize what gives us the utmost satisfaction is nature. Nothing is as peaceful as looking at the vibrant colors and patterns, listening to the soothing voices, feeling the softest materials, smelling the pleasant fragrances, and savoring the delicious edibles.

Along with the evolution of mankind, there has been an exponential growth in technology, food, and fashion. We are too busy in helping ourselves to grow to explore the evolving world around us. But in this process, are we giving enough time to ourselves? It is so ironic to say…

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Commitment Issues 101

30s, commitment, love, relationships, single life

Not Adulting Right Now

As a single girl in her 30s, I have to constantly battle the internal and external pressures to settle down and commit to a life of misery. Oops! I mean stability. My bad….

It’s not that I don’t want to get married. I do, someday, to the right person. But here’s the thing about me. The right person for me is not the person who wants a relationship. My dude, if he exists, is not going to send me a “Good morning beautiful” text every single day. He’s not going to dote on me. He’s not going to try to impress or please me. And, he’s certainly not the person who’s looking to settle down. No, no. My guy, wherever he is, if he even exists, he’s the guy who does his thing. He’s the guy who loves me passionately but not possessively. He’s the guy that doesn’t care if…

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Learning to enjoy time alone

alone, alone time, happiness, mcdonalds, mental health, my own happiness, self love, self worth, time, time to myself

Walking on broken glass

I find this very hard and I crave the company of others. This week is half term, and each one of my plans has fallen through. So I’m currently sat in my local mcdonalds alone trying to enjoy this time.

I see benefits of it, I really do. Yet, I still miss someone else being there. Even if you just sit in silence with them, it’s comforting to me.

So far today, I have cleared out 3 bin bags of clothes, been to the dy cleaners, been to the charity shop, donated some bedding to rspca and put my car in to be valeted, hence why I am at mcdonalds as I’m waiting for it to be done.

See, I feel to enjoy time alone, I need to love myself, which I don’t. I know my boyfriend will ask me later if I’m going to the gym, and I know…

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Me, or We? You don’t have to chose.

divorce, infidelity, love, marriage, relation, relationships, spouse, trust

Relationships are complicated. They are the most intricate designs we humans take pride in. So many variations, endless possibilities. Yet, due to this very nature relations are susceptible to damages. It takes a life to rebuild it.

When we talk about two individuals, the commitment brings them together. The trust and faith they have for each other build the foundation. On the flip side, relationships flounder when they face distrust, which, unfortunately, is quite common these days. Trust can be lost through rage, lies, violence, unethical activities, drug and alcohol abuse, and sexual infidelity. Trust is the bedrock of what makes relationships work. It is the fundamental process of love and intimacy. When trust goes, what goes with it are safety, security, respect, love, and friendship, replaced by anger, insecurity, anxiety, fear; the aggrieved person becomes like the police, the FBI, and/or the CIA. Life becomes laced with arguments, large…

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