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You will be too raw for some. You will be too loud, too big, too fierce, too quiet, too deep. These are not your people.

Some people are going to reject you simply because you shine too bright for them. That’s okay. Keep shining.

You deserve to be loved without having to hide the parts of yourself you think are unlovable.

I think something people need to understand is that others disliking you is not a bad thing. When you are embodying your true authentic self, it creates fear in people who still operate from the ego. If you want to grow, heal, and evolve you have to let go of wanting to be liked.

Choose people who choose you.

There are two things you should never waste your time on: things that don’t matter and people who think that you don’t matter.

Instead of avoiding your pain, work through it. Instead of withholding your tears, let them flow. Instead of closing your heart, open it. Instead of expressing hate, show love. Instead of judging another, appreciate them. Instead of being uptight and serious, be playful. Instead of fearing the unknown, move into it.

You can’t force anyone to value, respect, understand, or support you, but you can choose to spend your time around people who do.

It’s easy to judge. It’s more difficult to understand. Understanding requires compassion, patience, and a willingness to believe that good hearts sometimes choose poor methods. Through judging, we separate. Through understanding, we grow.

Some people are empowered by travel and some are inspired by the warmth of home. Some thrive in the spotlight and some feel called to support those who are on stage. Some people are comfortable half-dressed and cussing like sailors and others prefer modesty and gentleness. The thing is: we are all empowered and inspired in different ways, and it’s not our job to decide what that looks like for anyone else.

I have a limited amount of time left on this planet, and I’m not gonna spend it being a watered down version of myself just so people can like me.

7.5 billion people in this world and you let the opinion of one stop your good energy? You’re better than that.

When you keep criticizing your kids, they don’t stop loving you. They stop loving themselves. Let that sink in.

What does it mean to hold space for another person? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer unconditional support, and let go of judgment and control.

Standing up for yourself doesn’t make you argumentative. Sharing your feelings doesn’t make you oversensitive. And saying no doesn’t make you uncaring or selfish. If someone won’t respect your feelings, needs, and boundaries, the problem isn’t you; it’s them.

Learn to be okay with people not knowing your side of the story. You have nothing to prove to anyone.

Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘You’re not alone.’

Every time I judge someone else, I reveal an unhealed part of myself.

When other people treat you poorly, keep being you. Don’t ever let someone else’s bitterness change the person you are.

If you understood how frequently people cope by projecting, you’d learn to take absolutely nothing personally.