How These Things Happen

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Real Life

1: Life happens, flows, ebbs, progresses. Seems fine. Or, seems like what you think fine is supposed to feel like. 2: Stuff arises. You ignore. Stuff never goes away. You tell yourself it must be related to you. You need to change. Be better. Act better. Do better. 3: You push yourself to change. You remind yourself of where you …

This Time It Is Different

Allison Nazarian Inspiration, Life Lessons, Real Life

The scenario may go a little something like this: Something in your life isn’t working. Maybe you are tolerating something you know you shouldn’t be tolerating. Or allowing someone to ignore your boundaries or values. Or putting your valuable energy into that thing that is just awful. Or telling yourself that so-so is OK. Whatever it is, you know it …

Moving On…Or Burning Bridges?

Allison Nazarian Life Lessons, Real Life

To varying extents, each of us in our own lives is lugging around dead weight. By “dead weight,” I mean something that is heavy, something that takes up space, something that requires thought and effort and maintenance…yet offers no redeeming value, serves no one (least of all you) and is not in any way congruent with the person you are …