There was a point in my life when I was afraid to look at myself in the mirror. I literally hated my body. I remember thinking:  I look like a blue whale! I feel disgusting. Truth is, I felt like a whale but I only weighed 120 lbs. Distorted thinking at it's finest. I felt…

I am going to say this one time for the people in the back: Emotional invalidation is not a form of love. For some, emotional expression was never taught or experienced. After all, parents can only teach their children what was taught to them. It is common to hear about toxic relationship patterns attributed to…