Women Empowerment

5 Reasons Why Reminiscing Is Good For Your Soul

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I believe in taking life day by day and leaving our crap in the past. If you don’t, it’s like you’re packing your dogs doo doo in a lunch bag and carrying it everywhere you go. That isn’t attractive. And it reeks. You don’t want to be a smelly bag lady, do you? Of course not!

Still, there are moments when reminiscing is good for your soul. When I advise people to move on, let go and don’t look back it doesn’t mean to forget the person that you were and where you came from. Our roots are important. Past experiences mold us. And so we should reflect, go through photo albums, and read old love letters.

Here are five reasons why reminiscing is good for you:

PLUS: 7 Things You Should Always Keep For Memories Sake

You've Grown

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And not just in inches! When you look back at what you've experienced and overcome, you realize you're a bad ass who has grown up into an amazing woman. Even if you still have work to do  - you don't have that dream home, job, or man - you've come a long way. If you feel like you're still in the same place as when you were chugging and clubbing, it's time to work through some thangs. Get to growing! Flickr: Jason A. Samfield.

Love Sujeiry is an aspirational lifestyle brand for Latinas and women of color that champions authenticity and manifestation. The owner and founder, Sujeiry Gonzalez, is the host of “Love Sujeiry: Dish Served Raw" on reVolver Podcasts. Previously, she hosted a show on SiriusXM in NYC and Exitos 93.9FM in Los Angeles. The content creator has also been featured on Latina.com, YourTango, Cosmo, Momstatic, Mommynoire, NBC Latino as she inspires women to dish on love, sex, and relationships, and to be their best selves. Sujeiry tells it like it is and shares her triumphs, devastating blows, tales of new mami life, and her creative career moves on her web series, "Love Bytes with Sujeiry," where she is authentically herself and holds nothing back. Ultimately, Love Sujeiry serves to entertain and inspire women to live authentically, find fulfillment through manifestation, love themselves, follow their passions and never ever settle.