Words You Need To Read This Weekend, Based On Your Zodiac Sign


“She doesn’t see it yet but there’s hope. There is someone out there made just for her. // Someone who won’t miss the hurt in her eyes when she hides it behind a smile. // Someone she’ll be able to be herself with without fear of feeling judged. // Someone who will make her feel good about herself when she feels unlovable. // Someone who will know her darkest secrets and still love her with every fiber of their being. // Someone who will listen as she tells them all about the hardships that made her who she is today. And when she expects them to run away, they’ll come closer.”

—Eileen Lamb, Be The One


“You don’t have to explode to be noticed. You don’t win that friend group over; stop trying to. People are going to talk shit; let them. You know the truth. You have sincere intentions with awkward execution (you get more skillful). I understand you, even if you feel like nobody else does. Some texts are better left unsent. You will never be “too much” for the right people. That said, you will be “too much” for others, and you need to respect that. You can laugh at yourself without making yourself the joke. Don’t give up on your own art. Don’t give up on yourself. Don’t give away your power. Slow down. Spend as much time with Granny as possible. Forgive yourself. You’re really, really, really bad at math, but you’re going to need to keep showing up to class anyways. Dump him. Stay curious. Keep reading. Keep burning your friends’ CDs. Keep your heart on your sleeve (but maybe cover it up every now and then). You’re allowed to feel things deeply but work on how you express those emotions. You become friends with your parents, cut them more slack. You finally find your people. You’re not alone. You get into college. You turn into a writer. You help others. You get your shit together. You’re not so bad, be kinder to yourself. Hang on, it gets better.”

—Molly Burford, Moments To Hold Close


“Everything you desire is moving towards you… Don’t worry so much about the details… You must grow your gratitude; you must water your self-worth. Rest in confidence that this universe will always take care of you.”

—Déjà Rae, Come Home To Yourself


“Place attention on what you want more of. Change the dialogue in your head. Don’t think of what could’ve been or what was; think about what you crave to have a greater extent. Think about what a good, hapy life means to you. And every day, choose to act in a way that lets you live out the dreams your mind creates.”

—Karin Hadadan, Beauty In The Stillness


“Every once in a while, you get a glimpse of the person you could be. The type of person you visualize yourself as. The type of life you strive to have. Hold onto that. Work for it. Take the steps needed to become it. Make an effort every day to bridge the gap between your current self and your ideal self. Nothing is out of reach.”

—Karin Hadadan, Beauty In The Stillness


“Affirm: I am thankful for my life. I see abundance all around me. I will take every opportunity to reflect on the blessings that I’ve worked so hard to manifest.”

—Michell C. Clark, Eyes On The Road


“Things you probably won’t regret: Studying more. Reading more books. Drinking more water. Making new friends. Being more honest. Following your passion. Going to bed early. Meditating more. Quitting a job you absolutely hate. Being kind to a stranger. Taking a break when you need one. Listening to your heart. Looking after your body. Crying when you need to. Putting yourself first. Leaving your comfort zone when you need to. Hugging someone you love. Going on more adventures. Accepting your imperfections. Telling your loved ones how much you care about them. Understanding your emotions. Going to therapy. Taking care of your mental health. Trusting your intuition. Letting go of toxic people. Finding your purpose. Loving yourself more.”

—Charlotte Freeman, This Was Meant To Find You (When You Needed It Most)


“When you are ready to put your heart into the world again, do not look for the kind of love you recognize, for the kind of love that mirrors something that did not beat the odds. Instead, search for the kind of love you need — as you are, in this season of your life… Do not seek familiarity, do not keep searching for your past in your future. Trust what comes.”

—Bianca Sparacino, A Gentle Reminder


“Spend more time with people who let you be you, and less time with people who don’t. Trust your own gut before your prioritize the opinion and advice of others…Understand that some friendships are not meant to last. Wish them well and move forward in your own journey. Love fiercely but not at the expense of loving yourself. If you ever feel you must choose between a relationship and your own wellbeing, choose you. Hold out for the relationship that doesn’t make you choose between the two.”

—Parm K.C., You Will Feel Whole Again


“There are periodic moments in your life where you feel far from the person you know you are at your core. You feel misaligned and imbalanced. Confusion, desperation, nostalgia, pain and loneliness all orbit around your heart and your mind. You past self is missed, your future self is out of sight and your current self is numb. But these periodic moments are hidden blessings that validate how lucky you are. To feel things so intensely. To be able to listen to your mind and body and hear what they are telling you. To be able to witness when you are not in equilibrium. And so the next time you find yourself looking in the mirror and seeing an unrecognizable figure, remind yourself that it’s all temporary. That what you’re feeling today doesn’t have to linger, but it does have a deeper purpose— to bring you closer to the path that is right.”

—Karin Hadadan, Beauty In The Stillness


“You deserve beautiful things to happen to you. You deserve miracles. You deserve to be loved in every way you ever dreamed you could be. You deserve everything you have worked and waited for. You deserve a good life. You deserve good things to happen to you. You deserve to feel everything you ever wanted, and you deserve to know that life is one infinite possibility.”

—Brianna Wiest, Ceremony


“It took me a long time to realize that not everything in life is meant to be a beautiful story. Not every person we feel something deep and moving with is meant to make a home within us, is meant to be a forever. Sometimes, people come into our lives to teach us how to love; and sometimes, people come into our lives to teach us how not to love. How not to settle, how not to shrink ourselves ever again. Yes, sometimes people leave— but that’s okay, because their lessons always stay, and that is what matters. That is what remains.”

—Bianca Sparacino, The Strength In Our Scars