Posts by LaBrava Antonia

LaBrava Altonia lives in the crazy state of Florida with her crazy calico cat. She writes every day, hoping to find truth through her stories. She's still not quite sure how her life is going to pan out, but she can finally let go and trust that the universe will put her on the right path.

Why Forgiving Is the Last Step in The Process and What Comes First

“True forgiveness comes when you realize there is something totally radiant inside you, that nobody could ever touch” ~Eckhart Tolle

I grew up in an emotionally abusive household.

My father was a man who diligently provided for us, but he left me with scars and shattered self-esteem.

My mother cooked me my favorite foods and let me sleep in her bed when I was scared, but she attacked my insecurities when I frustrated her. My friends played nasty pranks, but she wiped my tears as we both tried to survive my religious, cult-like school together.

As a kid, I didn’t …