This isn’t some love letter to the habits that no longer serve me, nor is it a narrative that might drag me from the light. It’s an ode to being human — to loving and losing, hurting and healing, learning and growing. You can’t become the person you want to be if you’re caught up hating and shaming the person who has survived — the patterns that have allowed you to find your grounding. Continue reading Releasing, Growing, and Building a Home
I never seem to enjoy happiness without this deep gnawing inside my gut. To feel anything, I must feel everything. Is that simply a result of being alive, or is there something wrong with me deep inside? Continue reading Sammi Says: Who Am I Without My Pain?
There’s no sugar-coating the fact that life is unfair; some pain and suffering are hard to recover from. As a result, we often choose not to recover at all. Instead, we numb our emotions with substances or place blame on other people for the way we feel. We fall into a victim mentality that keeps us small. Continue reading How To Take Your Power Back
Your purpose doesn’t have to change the world; it just has to change your world. Continue reading How To Find Your Purpose
There is a pain in me I know all too well. It is a pain that was inflicted when I was just an innocent child. Four years old, quite literally trapped inside my closet with a monster. What most children … Continue reading Sammi Says: I Will Heal From This, Too
Underneath my extreme desire for comfort and security, there was a scared little girl who just wanted to play it safe. Continue reading Sammi Says: My Life Is Not What I Expected — It’s Better