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Weekly Wisdom: What a challenging time to be alive.

Weekly Wisdom with Gigi Engle
Weekly Wisdom: What a challenging time to be alive.
By Weekly Wisdom with Gigi Engle • Issue #247 • View online

Hey, baby unicorn. How are you feeling today? I hope the holidays haven’t completely depleted you. I know it can be a challenging time for some.

I wanna let you in on a little secret. Well, it’s not exactly a secret considering I update you on my life each week … I give a lot of advice and guidance, but I don’t have it all figured out. I wake up every single day and battle my own demons, just like you do. I post motivational shit, but that doesn’t mean I’m some enlightened being. No one is.

We’re all fucking up and figuring it out and fucking up again. We’re humans on a journey trying to figure stuff out. And you know what? That’s totally OK. It’s fabulous, even.

Whether today is a shit-show full of mistakes or a triumph of goals we’ve set, we’re going to show up for it. We’re going to show up tomorrow. We’re going to keep on moving forward.

Something that stuck with me over the last week was this quote from Ask Polly: Everything I do fails, so I don’t even try by Heather Havrilesky:
People who dare to believe in crazily ambitious goals without feeling ashamed of them are in touch with one of the purest joys in life: knowing what you crave, knowing what you love, and taking the risk of owning those drives. The thing no one tells you is that hunger itself is divine. Wanting things is good for you. It’s only the shame around wanting that creates trouble.
You can read the whole article on The Cut here. There is gorgeous chaos in being a strong human who thinks too much, you know?

It’s good and valid to keep setting goals and to keep working towards a version of ourselves that we dream of in our wildly messy brains. Keep fighting for what you want. I’ll keep fighting too. We’re in this together, babe. I love you.

Have the most wonderful holiday week and keep your chin up. Don’t forget to take some time every single day (even just 20-30 minutes) to recharge and sit with yourself. Have an orgasm. Take a (quick) bath. Both! We all need time to reconnect with ourselves and our senses during the hectic mayhem of holiday madness. We are all hangin’ by a thread and trying to maintain composure without freaking the F out.

If you don’t let yourself have time to recuperate, you’ll lose that last thread and emotionally unload on everyone. We’ve all been there and it really isn’t pretty. Take a beat. Forgive yourself for the inevitable screw-ups that will happen (you are HUMAN) and move on. We’re going to be OK.

This week’s mantras:
  1. Brought to you from the “Dear F*ck Up” column: How do I bear something that feels unbearable? I don’t know, you just do.
  2. I will focus on the things that bring me joy in my life, and try to let go of the things that cause me pain.
  3. I will allow myself the time to heal without a set timeframe from whatever ails.
  4. I will love myself.

I love you. Have a great week.
XOXO Auntie G

The only true love anyone ever needs, tbh.
The only true love anyone ever needs, tbh.
~Good ReadssSSSsss~
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Dear Fuck-Up: I Think I Ruined My Ex's Life
‘Everything I Do Fails, So I Don’t Even Try’
The Rape Reporting Process Must Do More to Accommodate Transgender People
Vaginal Dryness: 3 Experts Explain DAP Causes and Treatment
COOL (via @LovabilityInc)
COOL (via @LovabilityInc)
~ASK GIGI~
Ask Gigi: How Can You Make Time For Intimacy During The Holiday Season?
Have a very merry rest of your holidays! Love you all. (Via @thebodyisnotanapology)
Have a very merry rest of your holidays! Love you all. (Via @thebodyisnotanapology)
~Connect with me. I love you.~
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