What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. And when you bring what is within out into the world, miracles happen. - Henry David Thoreau (my favorite quote!
When people make you feel unwanted, don't leave to make them feel sad or guilty, they won't. Leave because you no longer have a reason to stay. Sometimes you have to be strong for yourself. What's meant to be will end up good and what's not - won't.
My hope for you is that you have at least one safe space in your world. :: I wrote this as a manifesto for the retreats I host and now it is part of Hand to Heart, the free ongoing community I host that focuses on practicing self-care. I'm sharing it beca