Your Stories

With Your Stories, we want to share the wisdom of The Essential Life community & what each of us have learned through life's big (& sometimes little) lessons. If you have wisdom to share with The Essential Life community, contact us at info@TheEssentialLife.org.
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Faiqa is a young girl living in Pakistan who shares the personal and heartbreaking story of her sister's arranged marriage.

My Sister had an Arranged Marriage & This is Why

Faiqa is a young girl living in Pakistan who shares the personal and heartbreaking story of her sister's arranged marriage.

Sometimes, discovering your inner creative isn't a visual journey, it's a written one.

How I Uncovered the Creativity Within Me

Sometimes, discovering your inner creative isn't a visual journey, it's a written one.

Kenny Matthews shares not only what it is to live as a burns survivor, but as a human being.

My Story Journey as a Burn Survivor

For Kenny Matthews, his life is so much bigger than being a burn survivor. His life is about being a human & inspiring those around him.

A touching Father's Day letter from a grateful son to his father.

A Letter to My Father on Father's Day

Fatherhood engages Bhutanese, Burmese, and Nepalese fathers in the United States – Promundo

Fears can hold us back. But when we overcome them, we can reach our dreams.

When Your Fear is Bigger Than Your Dream

Self-esteem is the foundation of a good Law of Attraction practice, and without it, it's much harder to believe in something bigger than yourself.

This is the story of how one woman landed the job I had always wanted, lost the job she'd always wanted & then built a new dream for herself.      ...

The Day my Dream Job Became my Worst Nightmare

Terrifying Halloween haunted mansion event cancelled after staff left 'too shaken up to continue'

Great poetry is inspired by many things, including grief.

The Phoenix & The Ashes

Great poetry is inspired by many things, including grief. These heartfelt poems were inspired by the untimely passing of one young woman's mother.

Be sure to treasure every moment with your loved ones.

When Good Morning Really Means Goodbye

Science reveals what humans will look like in years and it’s bizarre

Sometimes it takes the worst of times to find out who your friends really are.

Sometimes it takes the worst of times to find out who your friends really are.

In this article, Shanice, a poet from the UK, shares what poetry means to her.

The Wonders of Poetry for Self Expression & Healing

Sometimes, discovering your inner creative isn't a visual journey, it's a written one.

Young love can seem so promising but in the face of a cancer diagnosis love can be terrifying.

Me, Him & all the Ways there Are to Die

Young love can seem so promising & in the face of a cancer diagnosis love can be terrifying & the idea of losing the love even more so.

What it's like to lose someone after your relationship has ended.

All Things Beautiful, All Things Finite, All Things Gone

What it's like to lose someone after your relationship has ended.

When you love someone who doesn't love you back, letting go might seem like the only option.

Why my Father Never Loved Me

When you love someone who doesn't love you back, letting go might seem like the only option. When that someone is your father, however, things become much more complicated.

It is essential to follow your own path in life, even if it doesn't meet other's expectations.

Dropping Out of School was the Best Decision I ever Made

We are losing sight of higher education’s true purpose

There are two side to every story. This is the story of what growing up as an adopted child is like.

What I Learned as an Adopted Daughter

In the wild eyes of horses, there is unending and enviable freedom.

A Dream of Winter & Horses

In the wild eyes of horses, there is unending and enviable freedom.

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