Remove Toxic People

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You don’t ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend, or a new acquaintance – you don’t have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It’s one thing if a person owns up to their behaviour and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your boundaries, and ‘continues’ to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go.
Daniell Koepke

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Best Friends To Lovers

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I seriously believe you should make someone your best friend before even considering making them your romantic partner. Let them platonically fall for your mind and your ideas and your company and every last innocent thing about you before they become lucky enough to romantically fall for the rest. Those are the kind of relationships that last; the ones where they loved you before, but wanted more.

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A Manifesto For Introverts

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  1. There’s a word for “people who are in their heads too much”: thinkers.
  2. Solitude is a catalyst for innovation.
  3. The next generation of quiet kids can and must be raised to know their own strengths.
  4. Sometimes it helps to be a pretend-extrovert. There’s always time to be quiet later.
  5. But in the long run, staying true to your temperament is the key to finding the work you love and work that matters.
  6. One genuine relationship is worth a fistful of business cards.
  7. It’s OK to cross the street to avoid making small talk.
  8. “Quiet leadership” is not an oxymoron.
  9. Love is essential; gregariousness is optional.
  10. “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” —Mahatma Gandhi

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I Deserve More

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I treat myself like I would my daughter. I brush her hair, wash her laundry, tuck her in goodnight. Most importantly, I feed her. I do not punish her. I do not berate her, leave tears staining her face. I do not leave her alone. I know she deserves more. I know I deserve more.
Michelle K., I Know I Deserve More

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