I was reading an article about Roxane Gay’s interview with Trever Noah. My information (right now) is limited, and a few places removed. I’m writing based on less than 500 word article on an interview of an author who is talking about their book. (Thus, the problem with the internet and citation.)
Anyway, from what I could gather, and I know that it’s super watered down, Gay talks about in her eating and being overweight as a defense mechanism and a response to trauma. The article quoted, “My body is not a problem.” Continue reading “My body is not a problem.”
Do you ever feel like…
Nothing I do or don’t do will make me happy. I’m destined to be sad FOREVER. I think something will make me happy, but nothing will. Therefore, I will never be happy…
Maybe you’re not happy with your job, a situation, just life in general… We all have those moments when we feel like we will never be happy again. Think of a child (or adult) throwing a tantrum, at that moment, they genuinely believe that they may never ever be happy again… Maybe it’s because they didn’t get their way, or maybe because of a significant trauma. But genuine joy is possible.
Continue reading “You can be happy.”
Where exactly does boredom come from? As we’ve learned this week, people (kids!) will kill out of boredom.
I was never that bored, and around puberty (as many people are), I was especially bored. Lately though, I’ve found myself saying it more often than I’d like. Even when I’m doing things, I’m bored. I watch Netflix: bored. At work: bored. Walking: bored. Church: bored. Homework: bored. Continue reading “I’m bored.”
I’m not ready (for positive change, or what I want).
When is anyone ever fully ready for healing, transformation, change? No one ever looks back and goes, “Oh yeah, I was totally ready for that big (or small) change in my life.” Even when you know it’s coming like moving, a new job, marriage, birth, or even death, you can read all the articles and self-help books, get advice from friends, but in the end, you don’t know how the change is going to effect your life. That’s okay! Continue reading “I’m not ready.”
Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die… Read this, and take a deep breath after each statement. Continue reading “I will never forgive them/you/whoever.”
Nobody’s perfect… But you can feel pretty awesomely close to perfect! Take a deep breathe after each statement… Continue reading “Perfection: I should have done better.”
Will God forgive me? I certainly hope so. But really, that’s not really what this post is about, it’s about when we feel so bad about something we did, we think God will never forgive us. The fact is, we’re already forgiven, and really we’re struggling with forgiving ourselves. Continue reading “God will never forgive me.”