Forgiving You Will Be An Act Of Rebellion Against My Heart

How do you forgive someone who isn’t sorry? Forgiveness, after all, is a selfish endeavor. It is saying “I will no longer hold on to the bitterness and in this I release any power you have over my emotions.” This isn’t always about letting them back into your space, but rather having the ability to let them go, while being okay with that. Not everyone is meant to stay in your life forever.

Now tell me, how do you forgive someone who has spent your whole life treating you like an inconvenience? How do you learn to let go of that anger that has become so embedded into your very DNA, without also tearing yourself apart? Is it possible to strip down these strands to single nucleotides and remove the ones that don’t suit the person you wish to be?

I want to live a life of my own accord, but your contribution to my existence is something that holds me back. It is a bitterness that grips my heart in an icy grasp. It is an anger that shatters against the wall. It is a voice that seeks comfort in loud contrast. It is holding on to someone who treats me poorly, because how could I ever know anything different from the example you set?

Forgiving you will be an act of rebellion against my own heart, because I no longer wish for my driving force to be the anger that has built up inside. I want a heart filled with happiness and content. I want to let someone in that has the desire to be by my side. No longer do I wish to hold on to someone out of love. It must have mutual respect and equal effort for me to stay.

I may forgive you and drop the topic, but that doesn’t mean I want you back in my life. I’ve come to see, that once something has been broken, it can be impossible to piece back together. The cracks will always be there and it will never be the way it used to be. Perhaps that is for the best, and we learn to live with it.

In this I have learned that you reach an age when you realize each and every person has a different perspective on life. They are looking at the world with a different set of eyes and see things in ways you couldn’t possibly fathom. People are changing every second of every day. So how can we judge them based on how they respond to the world around them? This is why, in order to heal, we must learn how to forgive. Accepting that, as human beings we are all flawed and make mistakes, hurting people we once cared about.  Letting go of the ones that no longer serve to help us develop as people is how we keep growing.

Why Well-being Should Be The Focus Of Your Corporate Culture

The well-being of employees has become increasingly important in the corporate workplace. This is for a very good reason; if your employee’s well-being is taking a back seat it can wreak havoc on their productivity, as well as their health and morale.

By adding well-being to your corporate culture, you are encouraging your employees to operate at their most productive level possible. It has been proven at times where employees well being was not being addressed their performance was negatively impacted. In cases such as these you see:

  • Decrease in productivity
  • Increase in mistakes made
  • Conflict among staff
  • Increase in sickness and missed work days
  • Lower morale among staff
  • Higher staff turnover

When you actively work to make your staff’s well-being a priority you start to see that these problems are no long prevalent. Providing support that helps to engage and motivate your staff is the key to having a successful well being program. It takes time and commitment, but the results speak for themselves.

By focusing on your staff’s overall health, you have the ability to raise motivation and productivity. There are a number of ways to accomplish this. It’s about finding ways to add healthy habits, which might include yoga, healthy eating, meditation, and fitness into their daily lives. Finding a way to balance emotional, physical, mental, and workplace well-being is an important step to a happier life. A happy employee will be a productive employee.

Winter Has Come, But Have Your Leads?

Search Engine Ranking: Why Your Company Should Invest In Content Writers

In the age of the internet, it has never been easier for businesses to get their messages out there. However, it also means the competition is getting fierce. Blogging is a modern marketing technique gold mine. Once posted, this content will stay on your site, collecting you leads for years to come. This is why many website will post multiple blogs per day.

Creating content for your website might seem like a simple step to generate leads, but it isn’t always. That’s why many companies are looking to add a content writer to their team. Content writers create content for you to use on your website, and can also help you create ads. They know techniques to help bring in more organic traffic. Here are some reasons you should invest in a content write.

Search Engine Optimized

Anyone can write a blog post and put it on the internet, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to bring in readers. SEO techniques help you raise your ranking with search engines, making it easier for potential leads to find you. Knowing the right keywords and coming up with catchy titles are must have skills for a content writer to stay in business. Once you hire a content writer, you won’t want to go back to doing it yourself.

Time Is Money

Running your own business takes a lot of time, trying to keep up with the content on your own blog isn’t always a simple as it sounds. Many business owners will create a schedule that will work for a while, but then they start missing days, which eventually leads to the blog just stopping all together.

When working with a writer, you don’t have to worry about that. Fresh content will be delivered to you at a time you decide. The more regular the blogging schedule, the higher your organic traffic will get over time. A good content writer is worth their weight in gold.

Experience

Content writers have experience writing for different blogs and are constantly gaining knowledge of works and what doesn’t all the time. This helps to take the trial and error away from you, helping you to get those leads now, rather than later. Not only will the quality of writing be better, but it will be more engaging for your audience.

Tailor Made Content

Know the audience you want to be attracting? A good content writer can take that information and create an article that will deliver exactly what your audience needs to be enticed into clicking your links. This content is created for the use of only your website, making it unique.

Content writing is a skill that I have been honing for 6 years. Your business can’t wait six years to start bringing in leads. If you are in the market to expand your business by adding a content writer to your team, contact me today. You can reach me at ChristinaJRasmuson@gmail.com.

The Things You Deserve More Than Me

You deserve more than whiskey fueled dreams and clumsy kisses. More than someone who can’t make up her mind. You deserve cotton candy filled skies and moonlit nights. You deserve promises made with a tongue grazing your lips. You deserve wedding bells and diamond rings. You deserve a life filled with laughter and happiness. You deserve more than I can give you.

It’s Time We All Learned To Be Better

I want to start this off by saying, yes, we are all human and we make mistakes. We shouldn’t always be held back by these mistakes. However, when someone repeatedly shows that they are okay with doing things that aren’t deemed necessary, than they should be held accountable.

Lying

Lying is a big pet peeve of mine, which is why I try, at all cost, to avoid it. I also don’t like to associate people who show that they are going to keep lying; even after they have been caught it lies time and time again.

When we reach a certain age we understand that lying is bad. It does more harm than good to people. Like I said in one of my previous post, the truth isn’t intended to hurt you, but a lie is. Lying causes the most pain, because not only did this person do something that is going to cause you pain, they decided to withhold this information from you, not giving you the chance to decide if they are worth keeping in your life or not. It’s as if they didn’t even trust you to understand they made a mistake. These kinds of people usually stack lies on top of each other, until they eventually crumble on top of them.

Cheating

Why do people cheat in relationships? If you want to go around with other people, don’t be in a relationship. It’s as simple as that. It’s completely selfish to want to have a relationship, while also expecting the freedom of being single. Unless you have an open relationship establish, going around with another person is only going to break what you currently hold valuable.

Stealing

I shouldn’t have to say this, but taking things that don’t belong to you isn’t cool. Put yourself in the other person’s shoes, how would you feel if you found that someone had taken something you worked for? There so many more important things in the world, which aren’t material thing. These types of possessions do not come with happiness built into them.  I’ve witnessed too many people feel as though they have the right to take these types of objects from people.

I’m frustrated with the state of things right now. We all need to start trying to be better. Jealousy, is robbing us of our sense of peace. We value things more than people and feelings. Joy doesn’t come in a box, it’s found within ourselves and others. Even if it’s adding one good thing a day, we can all be better people.

A Sturdy Foundation

This version of me would never exist without you. Personalities entwined between bed sheets and hurried kisses. Happiness was a word barely comprehendible until you, as parts that were once frayed have found a new way to be whole. Between laughter building bridges to new possibilities, was hope being restored amidst prolonged eye contact. And love was the foundation where all of this could settle.

 

This is an excerpt from my poetry chapbook, All Or Nothing, which can now be found in the amazon store.

Do You Need Space?

What do you call the space that grows between two people? The space that starts off as unnoticeable, but with time can grow into a canyon? And what can you find in this space other than time and distance? Is it always filled with hatred and bitterness, or does it also have doses of indifference? How does this space become so wide, that times seems to passed with a blink of the eye and you have been without them longer than you ever spent next to them? How can some people be so important to you in one part of your life, and not even a speck in your existence in the next? Is this the doomed life we are force to live? Because my heart has been abused by these coming and goings and I don’t want this to get easier with time. Just tell me this distance won’t grow too big, because I can’t imagine a future without you in it, but I’m starting to sense the growing of space.

Giveaway

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