~ being yourself feels good ~
Welcome. Here you will find content focused on living according to what's important to you and not to what others deem is important, true and good. We'll explore how we end up living according to someone else's ideals, noting the costs of maintaining that kind of life, and then we'll discover how to act in ways that reveal what matters to us.
Emily McDowell talked about this process in her popular Instagram post of February 2019:
Finding yourself is not really how it works. You aren't a ten dollar bill in last winter's coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people's opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. "Finding yourself" is actually returning to yourself, an unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before before the world got its hands on you.