10 Things That Stop Us From Living a “Zen” Life~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Empowerment, Health & Wellness, Self-Care, Self-Love 0 Comments

Let’s face it…feeling zen, happy, and at peace with ourselves is not something most of us feel on a daily basis. Most people I know are struggling just to feel good as they navigate their way through life. They’re stressed, …

Why Seeing the Best in Others Often Leads to Heartbreak~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Boundaries, Breakups & Endings, Dating, Emotionally Unavailable, Empowerment, Friendship, Letting Go, Relationships & Love, Self-Love 0 Comments

About a year and a half ago, I wrote a somewhat controversial article titled “Seven Types of Men to Stay away From.” Man, reading the comments on that piece was rough. Men did not like this article and, in hindsight, …

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They Deserve True Love Even if it Means Leaving Us ~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Breakups & Endings, Compassion, Emotionally Unavailable, Empowerment, Forgiveness, Healing, Marriage, Relationships & Love, Self-Love, Sex & Intimacy 0 Comments

Nicholas Sparks once wrote, “You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts people you love.” This is a difficult article for me to write. But as a writer, …

Accept Them As They Are Or Walk Away ~ Elephant Journal

Dina Strada Boundaries, Breakups & Endings, Compassion, Empowerment, Healing, Self-Love 0 Comments

Part of opening ourselves up to love means being vulnerable and letting people in. In doing this, we take the risk of getting hurt. None of us who have deeply and passionately loved another person has gotten off scot-free from …