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Category: Unravel Me

Redefining Body Goals: The Journey To Accepting My Body

  Apologize to your body. Maybe that’s where the healing begins. ~Nayyirah Waheed     In my last piece, How I Find Happiness, I talked about a number of things I try to do and/or practice in order to maintain my joy during difficult times. I&#8217…

How I Find Happiness: Managing Self-Doubt, Anxiety & Life’s Uncertainties

“Once we recognize what it is we are feeling, once we recognize we can feel deeply, love deeply, can feel joy, then we will demand that all parts of our lives produce that kind of joy.” – Audre Lorde Since my return to Canada, one year ago, I…

Why Cheering For Others Doesn’t Need To Be A Contest

    I cheer for people. I was raised to believe there’s enough sun for everybody ~Tracee Ellis Ross Release Expectation I’m learning that my support of others won’t always be returned the way I would like it to be, but that doesn&#8217…

Open Letter To My 12-Year-Old Self

Dear 12-Year-old Nissa, You are perfect just the way you are. It’s okay to be sensitive. Don’t let anyone tell you that there is something wrong with you because you feel things deeply. You may feel that you are a weak person because you…

Reclaiming My Time: Why I Gave Up Being A Trailing Spouse

“To face the realities of our lives is not a reason for despair—despair is a tool of your enemies. Facing the realities of our lives gives us motivation for action. For you are not powerless… You know why the hard questions must be asked. It is not altruism, it…

Searching For Love In All The Right Places

I think I finally get it. My life’s purpose that is. After years of inner turmoil, mental anguish, tears and sleepless nights, I get what I’ve been put on this earth to do. *drumroll please* To love and be loved. Solving this ‘non-puzzle’ kind of feels like…