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Better and Worse and Better and Worse Again and Better and….the Cycle of Your Life

Life is complex….in case you hadn’t noticed.

This summer my youngest cousin graduated high school and one of my closest loved ones had a sort of rebirth from a painful dark time. These coinciding events caused me to think about what advice I can give her. The most important thought was our expectations of how life should be as opposed to how it really is. We have so much to learn

Life gets easier as you become an adult because we learn to deal with problems from our wisdom of past experiences. BUT after you get comfortable with this idea of control, that is when life will throw surprises at you; such as your parents death, massive debt, mental illness, becoming homeless, a loved ones suicide, rape and general unexpected, even terrifying experiences. These are things you probably were never taught to deal with. It’s quite possible that you will totally screw it up and make painful decisions. But deep inside we each are born with knowledge and gifts gained through evolution that can protect and save us. This inner guidance has been mostly taught out of us by a culture designed to distract us with outer need and consumption. Thankfully we can relearn at any age if we are open.

Don’t give up, find support, search for knowledge and ask for help. You will eventually find a solution or several if that’s how many you need. ┬áLife gets better and then worse and then better and then worse again and better. It is a cycle. Keep trying. Keep believing. Keep loving yourself so you can keep moving forward.

Art created from natural debris by Leah Oviedo
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Empowering Discussions

Positive Thoughts Equals Strength

YOU must respect yourself because unfortunately many people will not. YOU must believe in yourself and show the world that you are more than “just a girl”, that you matter! YOU must learn. Get an education so you can educate other girls. Whatever your favorite subject is, find out more about it than you can learn at school. Go to the library and continue your education.

Try this simple exercise each day as you follow your dreams. Repeat the positive affirmation that is below as often as you want. Write this affirmation in your journal. Decorate a shirt with these words. Post it online where all your friends can see it and use it for themselves.

I AM IN CONTROL.
I AM STRONG.
I AM SMART.
I DESERVE EQUALITY.
I AM BEAUTIFUL.
I AM POWERFUL.
I AM A SURVIVOR.
I CAN CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE.

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