Top 5: Indicators of Insecurity

 The basic definition of insecurity is not having confidence or assurance.  It is the feeling of uncertainty and lack of boldness. These emotions usually occur when you are trying something new or attempting to do something you’ve once failed at. Now, I don't know about you, but I have not met a person that didn’t deal with this issue in their life.  If we are honest, we are met with feelings of insecurity on a daily basis no matter what level of maturity we have....more

Body Image Issues

BlogHer November Prompts: Day 6Wednesday, November 6, 2013If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?————————————-...more

You Are Enough

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More than Knowing

100 Words Replay 13

Writing can be a scary prospect. To start with, many of us struggle with our own inner critic – that persistent voice whispering, "You have no imagination and no creativity," and, "Nothing you do will ever be good enough or worth anyone’s time." Then, when that voice is silenced (or at least muffled), comes the fear of exposure - of your thoughts, manner of expression, skill level - to others' criticism, their ridicule, or (perhaps worse?) indifference. So many roadblocks! But... ...more

Saying Goodbye to Validation Through Facebook

It was her, not me, who jumped in on the Follow me/Follow you bandwagon back in the early days of her blogging in an effort to gain more followers. It was her, not me, who once felt compelled to post everyday though her real life demanded that she not. She’s the one who checked her stats daily and cried when she lost her first blog followers. She’s the one who commented on 100+ blogs every.single.day and cried when only two people commented on hers. ...more
My goodness Jessica, you have grown so much as a writer. And I never knew this about you, though ...more

Why emotional defense mechanism can hurt you…

I am all walled up.  We’ve all been hurt before, we’ve all experienced the pain of disappointment in relationships.  It’s hard for anyone not to develop a built-in emotional self-defense mechanism when you get hurt.  When someone hurts you, you immediately put the walls up.  But what you don’t realized is that you end up incorporating this walls into your daily lives and decision making without discerning whether it is applicable to the circumstances, the people you are interacting with and the situation.  I recently had a self realization of having these walls up c...more

If someone throws a stone at you, throw a loaf of bread to him... I know I'm healing. Why? I ...more

Insecurities And Blogging

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As your writing evolves so will your audience. I know it is sometimes a letdown to see visits go ...more

Unapologetically Yours

; For most of my life, I have been a please-er. I was the kid that would burst in to tears if you so much as said NO to me.  The daughter of two ministers, I knew from a young age that I was to be a good example, so I tried to be the best example.  I became addicted to positive attention and did everything I could to be as perfect as a little kid can be or  a pre-teen, or even in to my teen years. However, we all learn eventually that the road to perfection only leads to madness. ...more

You're not alone. You should check out my profile for a statement that can be viewed very ...more

Getting Over My Insecurities and Writing Through It

I want to write. I want to write something that will make you laugh. I want to write something that will make you cry. I want to write something that will make you nod your head in agreement. I want to write something that will make you shake your fist at your computer monitor in anger. I want to make something that will make you think. ...more

I know it is not very nice to be grateful of someone else's pain, but my glee is not from your ...more

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