PERSONAL Stories From The Essential Life Community
When it's real love, you just know...but how do you know when letting go & moving on is the healthiest thing?
Living in Vancouver moulded & shaped me in so many ways. Of all the places I have been, Vancouver takes up the largest space in my heart.
There are two side to every story. This is the story of what growing up as an adopted child is like.
Sometimes, the best way to navigate life is by using your gut as a compass, even if it means people disagree with your decisions & don't support you as your follow your gut feelings.
Depression might be a part of your life, but it doesn't have to define you. Be open with your struggles & your feelings.
When you find out you've got the "breast cancer gene", life changes dramatically.
When you lose someone that you love, the loss never gets easier, you just become more familiar with the loss.
When Michelle & her boyfriend took to the road to live the #VanLife, they believed it would be just like what they see on Instagram. #VanLife turned out to be a little bit different.
Music has the power to move your soul. It also has the power to save a life.
At just a year old, Sonia was living on the streets of India with her homeless grandfather. He passed away when she was just 4-years-old & that was when her life changed forever.
At the age of 20, Orla was on track to complete her University degree in psychology when Crohn's Disease threatened to change all of that.
When love passes away, there is always someone left behind in grief. This is the story of grief & of mourning in the wake of a love ripped apart by death.
The road to diagnosis tends to be a long one that is riddled with emotions.
At just 18 years old, Alicia was suicidal. The medication she was on for her anxiety disorder was filling her mind with suicidal thoughts. Today, Alicia is a thriving 22-year-old with an inspiring story to share.
Here's how to share Yoga with your loved ones.
In this article, the author shares her candid thoughts on love, on the Gratitude of being in love & the privilege of being a part of another's life.
In this article, Shanice, a poet from the UK, shares what poetry means to her & how it has helped his find confidence & the courage of self acceptance.
In this article, Samantha Hearne opens up about her journey & the challenges she has faced with anxiety & mental health.
Napping might just be the secret to wellness, wellbeing & living a better, happier, healthier & more productive life.
Everyone's experience with wellness & natural living is different. This is one woman's story.
What is Mother's Day like for an adoptive mother?
In this article, Becky Parker shares her journey as the mother of an 18-year-old son headed off to serve in the United States military.
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Stories from The Essential Life Community
At its inception, The Essential Life was created with the idea of building a community. We wanted to create a space where members of our community could connect with one another, share their wisdom, learn from each other & grow together. We believe that, at the heart of everything, the most important thing we can do is build real, human connections. We believes that connectedness breeds belonging, happiness & contentment. Connectedness is what The Essential Life is all about.
A large part of creating connection & building a community is understanding that life is a unique experience for everyone who is fortunate enough to live it. The Essential Life aims to celebrate these differences through the sharing of the lens through which we view the world & our own personal journey within it. Our "Your Stories" campaign is aimed at encouraging The Essential Life community to share their personal stories, their triumphs, their greatest hurts, the times in their lives when they stumbled & the wisdom that was born of having the strength to get back up, carry on & thrive.
Sharing our stories as candidly & unabashedly as possible, frees us of the burden of our story, offers others the chance to support us in our journey & touches the hearts & lives of those who are at a midpoint in their journey & need to hear your wisdom in order to dig deep & find the strength to put one foot in front of the other & keep going. It is this spirit of support & sharing that is the foundation of The Essential Life.
In the spirit of sharing, we would like to invite our readers & each member of The Essential Life to share their story. If you have a story to share & you believe it will help other members of The Essential Life community in their person journeys, we invite you to submit your article here. Submissions are open to everyone. There is no stipulations regarding formatting or length, we just want to emphasis to be on the personal. Let your voice pour through in your article & don't forget to include a short bio so we can add you to The Essential Life's community page.