Uplifting

Uplifting
“Your naked body should only belong to those who fall in love with your naked soul.” ~ Charlie Chaplin You stand and gaze at your body reflected in the mirror before you. The body you just gave away again, even though...
By Raven Fon She smiles brightly for all the world to see. But what lies beyond her cheerful countenance is chaining her to an unbearable weight. Her smile is contagious- as is her laugh. Her eyes shine brightly and make you...
  We’ve all gone through hard times. And we all get through them. However, some get through them better than others. So what is their secret? Most of it has to do with attitude. Here are 13 things to remember...
get elephant's newsletter Here’s my reality: I’m a 33-year-old unmarried, childless, creative type who works 55-plus hours a week between two jobs—which I love even though they try my patience daily— while living back at home with my parents, because well, life...
get elephant's newsletter To all my sisters, near and far: I want to say: I’m sorry. I’m sorry that I have barricaded my heart and prevented you from loving me through what may seem like an impenetrable shield that I unconsciously created. I’m sorry...
How to tackle your life when life puts you through the toughest lows Time is a big healer, but this can be true only when you make the right use of that time. It is normal to feel disheartened and...
Posted by Sofo Archon Here are 15 things you don’t ever have to and shouldn’t apologize for, if you want to live happy and free: 1. Don’t apologize for taking risks when everyone tells you to follow a predetermined path. 2. Don’t apologize for...
 by LUMINITA D. SAVIUC “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” ~ Vernon Howard Approval seeking behavior… If you ask me this is where many of our challenges...
Posted by Kirsten Corley I know sometimes you hurt.  Whatever has happened to you, whether it be a relationship gone wrong or numerous relationships continuing to go wrong until you’re head spins. Maybe there has been family issues. Maybe you’ve seen...
Via Elyane Youssef Although I knew that I could never let someone else look through my lens and I could never look through theirs, I insisted on letting the other person know how I felt, what I thought, why I...
Posted by Salwa Essa We have all heard the phrase, “ignorance is bliss.” That is actually very true. It turns out, the more you know about this planet and the people on it, the harder life becomes. Realizing when someone is...
The thing about people with a strong personality is that they sort of radiate a vibe of perfection and strength. This radiation is a charm and also their armor and this is what makes them what they are. Sometimes behind this...
WRITTEN by MARC CHERNOFF Sometimes we feel cheated on by others. Sometimes we feel cheated on by our circumstances. Sometimes we feel cheated on by life itself. In any case, we are faced with the reality that things aren’t always what they seem...
 BY GREG POPHAM The ideas that surround beauty these days seem to have many women confused about what beauty really is. Beauty has nothing to do with makeup, clothing, or a dress size. Beauty is not something that you have...
BY RAVEN FON By Raven Fon While it’s easy to browse the web and find quotes on love for people with normalrelationships, finding ones about loving a complicated woman (or being a complicated woman in love) are harder to come by. Buy an “Intelligence...
Posted by Salwa Essa 1. Don’t let heartbreak turn you into another person. Generally speaking, I do not handle tragedies well. I bottle up my emotions, get blackout drunk, and then look in the mirror with a complete sense of nonrecognition....
 By Amanda Chatel The scars are internal. When it comes to abusive relationships, it isn’t always just physical abuse. While this isn’t meant to detract from the issue of domestic abuse that far too many men/women have suffered (and still suffer),...
The deeper you are, the harder it becomes for you to find someone who wants to have a relationships with you. You can go out on a lot of dates but at some point the relationship fails to progress...
Arguments are part and parcel of a relationship and they ought to be. But the way couples argue says a great deal about whether they will last or not. “Instead of attacking the other person’s character, happy couples color inside...
You might be surprised to hear that exceptionally intelligent people do some exceptionally silly things. Did you ever have a conversation with someone where you realized that you were talking to someone who was much smarter than you? I’ve met some genuinely brilliant people...
I am a single girl in my 20s, but I am constantly falling in love. I am falling in love with the sunset seen from my balcony, with a glass of Merlot, with the space I have in the...
We met before the time I knew myself. It was the time when your approval mattered—when your approval became the foundation of the fragmented woman I was. “You tell me who I am,” I would say, as I awaited your instruction,...
Author: Kathy Parker The Woman Who Has Been To Hell And Back Is Not Easy To Love. Many have tried. Most have failed. The weak need not attempt, for it will take more strength than you even know you possess; more patience, more...
 BY RAVEN FON SETTLING FOR SECOND-BEST COMES NATURALLY TO SOME PEOPLE- BUT NOT TO YOU! YOU’RE SINGLE AGAIN BECAUSE YOU DO THESE 6 AWESOME THINGS. It seems like a lot of people in today’s society are in relationships because they are afraid to be...
Posted by Kirsten Corley It seems today there are a million things you can worry about. While technology continues to advance, in social media, it adds a bit of confusion, among relationships with people. There is a new form of...
It’s the human nature to fall for sweet talks. We are often deceived by the bunch of people who come to us with sugar coated words and honey dripping out of their sentences. These friends however, don’t want any good...
When it comes to emotional expression, there are two types of people out there. There are those who live their lives like open books, wearing their heart on their sleeve. They believe in open expression of all the feelings...
When you were a kid, did you want to grow up to be an astronaut, a singer or an engineer? If so, how’s that working out for you? Hopefully, it’s going great and you are living the life of...
Last week, I was thinking about how much my words and actions are influenced by what I think that other people will think of me for saying/doing them. This week, I realized that all that is bullshit. Here are 5 reasons...
After putting together my all-time favorite lines from Chuck Palahniuk’s collection of books, I couldn’t help but go back and re-read Fight Club. I’ve always said that Fight Club, for me, is one of those books that I remember...