Strong Women and Debunking the Idea that They are Weakened when They Find Love

“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts … good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They’re not painful. That’s not just with somebody you want to marry, but it’s with the friends that you choose. It’s with the people you surround yourselves with.”

— Michelle Obama

There’s an unusual idea has been making its way around that’s set on the belief that love in the media is weakness. And perhaps, in the real world though I’ve been fortunate enough never to witness this. You’d think Once Upon A Time’s late Cora Mills is in position of their hearts or something. But there’s no theory or idea that’s more laughable, and I say that with the utmost respect. There are a number of opinions that differ from mine that I could respect, turn the other cheek, and agree to disagree on, but when said idea is damaging and leads to young women believing that strength is coldness and isolation, I draw the line. There’s great bravery in honesty and it takes more courage to be vulnerable than it does to build a wall. It takes more courage to understand and explore our feelings than it does to shut them off. It takes strength to fall into the great unknown with a partner that we’re willing to share our entire lives with. Strength is understanding the difference between right and wrong. Strength is understanding our value and trusting our instincts in every obstacle we face. And when someone is right for us, they don’t take those things away from us, they don’t dim them or lock them away, they welcome them with open arms and admiration.

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2015 Year-End Review

Best of Film

Normally, this would be a list of 15 of our favorite films this year, but instead, we’ve chosen the five we’ve loved most with three reasons as to why. It ends up being 15 in the end, get it? Yes? No? Hopefully.

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Film Friday

October 17, 2014

Do. Or do not. There is no ‘try’.
— Yoda

Without a doubt one of the most disheartening feelings we could face is having the hard work we do go unnoticed. And when we come to a point where we want to give up, we often use the term well we ‘tried’. But the beloved and wise Yoda is right, there is no try. You’ve got to do what you want to in order to get to your desired place.

At times you may reach a point where you feel what you’re doing is no longer enough and instead of giving up, the best option is to take a different approach. Challenge yourself in your craft. Do it so many times where it becomes second nature to you. And when it feels like it’s not working out, be willing to open yourself up to the possibility of making the choice you know will lead you to your heart’s desire. Change your route only if it’s the right decision to make, not because it’s suddenly become difficult.