"Growth is painful. Change is painful.But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong."
— Mandy Hale (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
"Love YOU first. You are the priority in your life. How you love you, how you see you, how you treat you is going to set the stage and issue the invitation that’ll draw other people in to love you. I would say the top 3 mistakes [people] make when they’re looking for love is, looking for someone outside of themselves to make them happy. Number two would be blocking intimacy. You can be intimate whether you have a love life or not. And three, doubting that they can ever really have the love they desire. The first step towards loving yourself would be looking at everything about you—and being OK with it. If you’re crazy, be okay with it. If you’re skinny, be okay with it. If you’re fat, be okay with it. If you’re short, tall, Black, White, straight, gay—just learn to be okay with who you are, AS you are, right now."
— Iyanla Vanzant (via mindofataurus)