There’s A Song for That…

“When was the last time you allowed yourself to just be in the moment?  To be present with yourself, family and favorite playlist?  When was the last time you welcomed joy? “©Simone Holloway, 2020

I Don’t Owe You Anything!

Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-  Hello & Happy Thursday!  Those who know me know that I am a big advocate for healthy boundaries and the cultivation of loving relationships upon the premise of choice.  Like many of you, my schedule is very busy and this sometimes leaves me less available to those…

A Clean Break.

“What will you do to maintain freedom?  Will you remove toxic things from your life (connections, relationships, habits)?  Will you be intentional about shutting the door to that which is comfortable and familiar?  Or will you have a clean break- a decision that says I’m breaking up with_______________ never to return? “©Simone Holloway, 2020.

A Love That Lies.

“I used to justify toxic behavior and say, “Well, I know they love me.”  That was not the truth.  These people did not love me, they loved the access they had to me.  They loved that they could do whatever they wanted and I did not have the guts yet to check them on their bad behavior.  Loves, those days of receiving any kind of love/treatment is over. “©Simone Holloway, 2020.

Own It!

“Yet, isn’t life like that?  As soon as you think you’ve overcome a feeling, a thought or even a habit- here comes a situation to test your response, to reveal your level of growth.  Today’s dressing room nightmare was one of those situations, coming to test my perception of that little pudge around my mid-section that refuses to leave.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.

Use Your Words.

“One of my absolute favorite words is “no”.  No, I am not available.  No, I would not like to go with you there.  No, I am not happy with the treatment given to me.  No, I am not satisfied with the level of communication demonstrated.  No.   No is such a powerful word, it’s a boundary inducing word and it allows us to control our environment.  A lot of us have or are currently submitting to abusive behavior because we were or are afraid to say “no.” ©️Simone Holloway, 2020.

Pause.

“There’s a time for everything!  There’s a time to begin and a time to end.  There’s a time to be busy and a time to be more available.  There’s a time to share wisdom and a time to be silent.  There’s a time to move and a time to pause”There’s a time for everything!  There’s a time to begin and a time to end.  There’s a time to be busy and a time to be more available.  There’s a time to share wisdom and a time to be silent.  There’s a time to move and a time to pause”©Simone
Holloway, 2020.

Trust A Little More…

“Love is not fully experienced until we are brave enough to enter vulnerability. Love is about taking risks, trying things with no fear of mistake. Love was created to be both given and received fully and to do that we must trust.”©Simone Holloway, 2020

What If We Got It All Wrong?

“The internet requires men to do so much for relationships. He must text you good morning each morning, he must pay for dates, he must support every idea you ever had in your entire lifetime, he must be willing to be uncomfortable in meeting your family, he must be willing to eat what you eat, he has to workout the way that you workout, and he must be close to perfection – bringing and buying flowers at every single moment. Not one meme said, “Sis, if he’s sharing his dreams and goals with you, he’s a keeper!” Goals and dreams are not really romantic. They are practical.” ©️Simone Holloway, 2020