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Posts by Michelle Miyagi

They Never Hit Me

I used to be confused about what defines abuse? I thought that someone had to hit you for it to...

Oops… Are You Codependent?

Codependency used to be associated with substance abuse only. Now it’s widely recognized that codependency is a much broader issue...

Being Unproductive

Having one of those days when you’re just not feeling it, wondering what’s the point, lol. Been there. I’ve found...

Narcissists Lack Accountability

Is there a person in your life who turns it around and blames you when you’re addressing problems with them?...

Negative Self Talk

I used to have automatic negative thoughts crowding my brain and causing anxiety. I used to ruminate, feel bad about...

Donate Repurpose Upcycle

Do y’all ever see stuff out for the trash and wish you could salvage it and donate it, repurpose or...

Gender Inequality in Households

The unequal distribution of household labor and emotional labor according to gender has been harmful, frustrating, and limiting for me...

Body Image and Eating Disorders

I’ve struggled during my life with body image issues and disordered eating. In adulthood, I’ve worked hard and finally have...

Sharing Your Story

I believe the more we share our stories, the more we raise awareness of the truth so we can create...

Treat People Better

I tried working some entry-level service jobs after I quit nursing and it was an eye-opening experience. We need to...

Make Peace, Let Go

It’s overwhelming when you read the headlines. You want to do something to help create positive change, but it’s so...

Self Doubt

I recently enjoyed creating my Be True to You Challenge, but was surprised by the vulnerable feelings I had when...

The Ignite Video Challenge

Hi, y’all! I just wanted to share this. I participated in Niamh Arthur’s Ignite Video Challenge in January 2020 and...

Pressure to Perform

There is so much pressure to perform in our society. We’re obsessed with goals and productivity, which leads to perfectionistic...

Adult Children of Narcissists

If you’ve grown up in a dysfunctional, or abusive environment, you may have been treated as something to be coerced...

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