10 Things No Self-Loving Person Will Ever Compromise On, In Life

People confuse self-love to be an egoistical sword that is drawn out every time you challenge a person or their opinion. I beg to differ. Self-love is an armour. The kind that protects you from not being led into things that you don’t fully feel committed to. It is also a fantastic agent that assists you in drawing boundaries and learning to say a ‘no’ when it’s really difficult to. Most importantly, self-love shows you to stand up for what you believe in, what you deserve and what you are worthy of. There are quite a lot of things any…Continue Reading

To All Those Who Said I Couldn’t And Wouldn’t Be Able To, Thank You

Hi. Remember me? I am the same girl you mocked when she was all but a toddler, for preferring to play and laugh her heart out rather than do makeup and create doll houses. I am the same girl you laughed at when she could not speak English as perfectly as you could, in her teens. I am the same girl you thought you could break, with your jibes and cruelty, the object of a mean streak you didn’t realise you possessed, because it was directed at me, a person you thought not worthy of your humaneness. i.gifer.com But you…Continue Reading

13 Reasons Old Souls Have A Difficult Time Finding Love

“I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it – to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once.” – Haruki Murakami Old souls – those people with hearts rooted in ideals most of us have given up on. They often come with wisdom and maturity the modern world can’t even begin to comprehend, and they see relationships for what they really are – loyal, but not smothering, passionate but comfortable, and above all, something of immense value. Modern romance seems to have…Continue Reading

13 Uncomfortable Signs Breaking Up Was The Right Thing To Do

Breaking-up? Well, it sucks. It doesn’t matter if the break-up is mature or if it’s ugly and full of bitterness – there’s always at least a bit of pain. Of course, some couples need to break-up to realise how much they mean to each other, but for others – well, life isn’t a romantic comedy. And maybe that’s a good thing. Because who said some endings can’t lead to beautiful beginnings? You miss being in a relationship more than you miss being with your ex. You miss the idea of having someone to text a sappy good-morning to. You miss…Continue Reading

15 Reasons You Should Take Pride For Being Practical In Life

Being strong is a blessing but the steps you take to be this way are often questioned. Life throws many surprises our way and it’s not every time that we are able to overcome our fear of facing a tough situation. Moments like these make you stronger and bolder to welcome life’s challenges with a smile. For some, these pit-stops are easy and for some it is always a struggle. These battles that we fight everyday define who we actually are and makes us wonder about why it’s happening and that too at such speed. Sooner or later, you realize…Continue Reading

You Must Learn To Say ‘NO’ Before You Drain Yourself Out Completely

Saying NO has been a challenge for many of us. If you are someone who likes being liked or someone who put others before yourself. Someone who is way too sensitive to see others hurt. Someone who believes, saying NO is mean, or selfish. Someone who enjoys being the go-to person for your family and friends. You know what I am talking about. Even when you have more than what you could handle on your plate. Even when you are physically exhausted and emotionally drained. Even when you don’t want to get involved in what is asked of you; saying…Continue Reading

Self Love Doesn’t Come Easy, But It’s Worth Every Effort

Self love. Two words. And so much to unfold within them. You probably find these two words plastered all across the internet, in motivational paragraphs and inspirational quotes. You’ve probably come across several articles on all the wonderful ways to go about loving yourself. In fact, I know I’ve written quite a few myself. Perhaps you’re someone who doesn’t quite understand what the whole hullabaloo about self love is, and see it as yet another hipster trend millenials just go on about. Or perhaps you’re someone who has taken the time and patience to master it, and now devote a…Continue Reading

I Lean On You Because I Trust You, Not Because I Am Weak

We associate vulnerability with ’emotional dependency’. We hold back each time we feel too much, worried that we’re going to say too much in the process. And then, we try to dissect our emotions with knives of logic, cutting down our feelings into tiny little pieces so that they can be discarded all together. You should know, I am not like the above. While it is beautiful to be self-dependent and to have found a home in myself, I am not worried to extend and share my heart with another. My wholeness roots me in myself and my love helps…Continue Reading

19 Quotes On All The Gentle Ways We Can All Come To Love Ourselves

I believe that everyone loves in their unique way, and I find that the definition and the meaning of love differs with every single person I meet. Which is why the ways in which we love our own selves, are different too. Some of us find solace in making peace with our past, while some of us believe in revisiting our past as an important means of making our futures brighter. No matter how you choose to fall in love with your life, there is something for all of us to be found in the poems of loveaprilgreen. Here, heed…Continue Reading

Love, Heartbreak, Rebellion: 14 Poems That Will Make You Feel Understood

I’ve often felt like a puzzle of emotions – alone, and incomplete. And when this happens, I often just…turn to social media. Not for the illusion of “company”, but a reminder that no matter how lonely I am, I am not alone in my feelings. See, it’s on Instagram that I found Lauren Eden, someone who writes straight from her heart. Who writes about the most confused, human of emotions, who perfectly captures the puzzle we all are. And here- here are 15 of her poems- reminders that you’re understood. Do not lower yourself for anyone. My books are available…Continue Reading