The joy of scattering ashes and love

Today we scattered Dearest Drew’s ashes by the sea and the trails she so much loved to run, where all San Franciscan dogs come to play and roam free. It felt like closure. I was able to say goodbye to my dear companion and friend. Those who don’t have dogs can’t really understand how much […]

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Spring, renewal, and hope for the dammed

I have quite a few springs behind me, yet come the season it never ceases to surprise me and fill my heart and soul with hope and enthusiasm. No matter how sad, dammed and depressed I’ve been, these longer days with the scent of flowers and sight of green have always brought my soul some respite. […]

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Let’s make new memories!

It’s time, she whispered. I agreed. It was time to get up and move on. Living out of a suitcase is more than fine, what’s not is staying still in time, waiting for a future that may never come. So, I packed up my mental bags and rethought my plans and situation, and decided to be […]

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We all have a breaking point

We all seem to have a breaking point, no matter how strong and levelheaded we think we are. We may promise and convince ourselves that we won’t go there and one day, much to our surprise, we crack and lose our cool. Exactly what happened to me the other day. I thought I had lost my […]

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I’ll love you no matter what

I have 5 children. They are not really mine, I’m just their aunt, but they feel like my own children ever since they were born. I’ve already suffered their growing pains since they were little and now that they are in their teens I feel a sort of loss, every real parent must feel. But no matter […]

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Why hope so important

At certain times in life when the path you tread is full of potholes, winding roads, steep hills where you never seem to get to the top to get a wider view of the road ahead, all you have to sustain you in this journey is hope. Without hope, you fall into the deep darkness […]

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Sweet and clean spring scents

I’m more inclined to test a new scent in the spring. In this case in the advent of the much awaited season. I love fruity, clean and soft flower scents that are not too overwhelming. Those that remind me of the freshness of the season that are subtle, fresh and clean. My top picks are: Anaïs […]

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Two in distress makes sorrow less

In Spanish, the expression is not as optimistic ‘mal de muchos, consuelo de tontos,’ meaning something very different. In Spanish, it comes to mean that it’s silly to believe that finding comfort in other people’s similar problems is foolish. I don’t agree with the Spanish version, I believe in the English expression because I do […]

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