Instead of obsessing about LOOKING like a beautiful person, focus on BEING a beautiful person, & you'll radiate beauty.

What drains your spirit drains your body. What fuels your spirit fuels your body.
— Caroline Myss (via the-healing-nest)

What is family? They were the people who claimed you. In good, in bad, in parts or in whole, they were the ones who showed up, who stayed in there, regardless. It wasn’t just about blood relations or shared chromosomes, but something wider, bigger. We had many families over time. Our family of origin, the family we created, and the groups you moved through while all of this was happening: friends, lovers, sometimes even strangers. None of them perfect, and we couldn’t expect them to be. You can’t make any one person your world. The trick was to take what each could give you and build your world from it.
—  Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key (via the-healing-nest)

Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.
— Iyanla Vanzan (via the-healing-nest)

You are worthy of love and respect. You are beautiful, gifted, and intelligent. Don’t let the storm make you forget that.
— Thema Davis  (via the-healing-nest)

You can’t keep dancing with the devil and ask why you’re still in hell
— Something my friend told me the other day (via the-healing-nest)

You can’t keep dancing with the devil and ask why you’re still in hell
— Something my friend told me the other day (via the-healing-nest)

I don’t chase people anymore. I learned that I’m here, and I’m important. I’m not going to run after people to prove that I matter.
— EY (via the-healing-nest)

I think one of the reasons we are so afraid to admit our mistakes and weaknesses is because we believe our weaknesses make us less worthy of love and respect. The truth is, they don’t. Our mistakes make us human. Our admitting them, makes us beautiful.
— Yasmin Mogahed (via the-healing-nest)

But I think it’s very healthy to spend time alone. You need to know how to be alone and not be defined by another person. — Olivia Wilde

The loneliest people are the kindest. The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.

I have to tell myself at least ten times a day that if you were meant for me then you’d simply still be here.

So, you’ll come across so many people in your life. Ones you think will stay in your life, stay with you forever. You come across people you will love, very much. But sometimes love isn’t enough to tackle all the obstacles in life and you will have to deal with the heartbreak of knowing that that person you love is gone and you’re left, alone, to try your very hardest to fall out of love. To do something you never thought you’d have to do. Just keep your head held high. Don’t let it get to you, don’t fall apart. Clear your heart and let it go. And when it comes around again, let love in. Because you never know. It’s all about having faith.

This true love is not for you to receive anymore, this passionate kiss is not yours to have anymore, the comforting cuddle is not yours to keep forever anymore, this loving touch is not for you to feel anymore, this meaningful gaze is not for you to witness anymore, the sweetest making love is not for you to experience anymore. I am not yours anymore. That, I am relieved of.

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