us against whatever, babe

Use your stories to dose people with wisdom. Listen to the sound beyond the silence because it always has something important to say. Don't apologise for being human. Van Gogh once said, 'What is done in love is done well'. Start there. Really think about that and about how it relates to your life. Don't be scared of your own voice. Be bold - show people your art.

Hemingway once said, 'The only way to know if you can trust someone is to trust them.' In human connections, there are no half measures. If you have no trust left to give, only you can know when you are ready to heal. Once healed, you might come to know that you can give of yourself without ever diminishing in spirit because you are infinite. You might come to know that you are worth more than a life lived in shadow.

Surround yourself with your favourite colours, tastes and smells. Notice how even the smallest detail can completely change the energy in a room. Don't tell yourself that you're not permitted to seek pleasure, to seek solitude, to hold space for yourself, to break down, to build up, to get some air.. Bolster yourself. Believe in your rights, stand up for your needs and never underestimate the importance of refueling and rejuvenating. Your body can't run on empty; eventually it will break down. So will your soul. Both need food and both need rest. Give generously and they will reward you for it.

Warm your dreams by the fire.

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