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Cycle Breaking Bad Ass

I grew up in a family in which love was conditional.  It was to be earned.  To be loved in my childhood home, you had to be pretty, thin, smart, meek, and obedient.   382 more words

Following Inner Guidance (and Feeling Good)

I’m keeping it simple. If something feels good, I move toward it, and if it feels bad, I move away from it. That’s the path of least resistance. 236 more words


Just for today

Today, I choose
not to abuse
myself with my mind
for one day, just put behind
what I lack
or will never get back
what I haven’t or didn’t… 66 more words

Bipolar Ride

Sketch #7 This Machine Kills Perfectionists

I suddenly realized that I’m starting to plan my sketch cards too seriously and it is the singular reason I’m still stuck on #6.
Another reason is I’m now trying to please you hence the planning. 98 more words


Internal -> external pain

I used to self-harm: I pulled my hair out in clumps, I pinched and scratched myself, I hit my face and other parts of my body until they bruised. 373 more words


Just Say 'No'

Does anyone else have an extreme aversion to saying ‘no’?

Some people (ahem me) are natural pleasers.  We want to keep everyone happy and avoid hurting feelings, and will go to unhealthy lengths. 325 more words


Stay away from people pleasing

As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 108 more words

Practical Living