Can you teach people how to treat you?

This is a topic I have struggled to come to terms with; especially when you are born with the capacity to love and overdo it (and I mean, really overdo it). Can you teach people how to treat you? If you have been treated badly by a friend, family member, lover, crush, is it inherently your fault? Will you always…
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13 reasons why I didn’t enjoy “13 reasons why”

PSA: I am not a psychologist, therapist, yadda yadda yadda. This is just my opinion based off my personal struggles with depression and anxiety. (that is another post altogether, stay tuned!) MAJOR SPOILERS. don’t read this if you are planning to watch the show šŸ™‚   1. 13 episodes is not enough to fully highlight the phases of depression that…
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“Never give 100% of yourself to someone you love!”

“Esther, you need to be a little meaner/a bitch. Men love bitches.” “You do too much, you love with all of your heart. In the ends it leaves you hurt and empty.” “You need to have higher standards and you also need to marry a man who loves you much more than you love him” “the one who cares less,…
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Seeking Validation vs Feeling Sexy

I recently posted this photo ^ on my Instagram feed. I posted it in early February and since then have thought of taking it down. Esther that is way too sexy, too revealing, whose approval are you seeking? You are not a Victoria’s Secret Model.Ā on the flip side, I also had self empowering thoughts likeĀ Esther, girl! you look good. You…
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Valentine’s Day Guide for my single gals

picture: pinterest.com I’m single as a pringle. Valentine’s Day was the equivalent to a spoonful of Buckley’s on a sick day. February 14th was always deemed a day of discomfort, moping, complaining, and one big WHY AM I ALWAYS SINGLE TODAY? I am also an incurable romantic. My parents (God bless them), have shown me over and over again that…
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