Heartbreak is part of life, just as is death is

Just as with death, we are never ready for heartbreak, yet it is a natural fact of life. If you love you will inevitably hurt and if you live you will inevitably die. The difference is that with heartbreak you can learn. It’s a starting point for something else, for someone else, or for nobody […]

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Teaching: trying to reach the depths of souls

I’ve been blessed for having always worked at places I loved and colleagues which have almost always become close friends. Never, have I walked into a classroom and said: I hate this job! Never! My job has always been my happy place and most importantly a place I call home. I’m at ease, as frantic […]

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The positive effects of stress through change

Moving, changing jobs, divorce, losing someone you love, can heighten your stress levels and leave you besides disconcerted, in a state of emotional shock.  I went through all these in a two-year period. Bang, one after the other, it seemed that life would never let up and kept punching me. But, in the end, all […]

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The positive side of an addictive nature

I know a lot about addiction and of various kinds. I quit drinking 24 years ago and I’ve had my share of other addictions too. Some still linger, but while I can overcome them, I have to deal with my addictive personality and this, I cannot shake off as much as I try. It’s who […]

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We all need those hugs

We all need companionship of some sort. Someone to hug, the warmth and knowledge that someone has our back keeps us relatively stable as well as knowing that someone cares deeply about us. It’s said that people who hug or have a significant another live longer, and I can understand very well why. We are not […]

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Always waiting for the next thing

We spend our lives waiting ever since childhood for the next thing; growing up, going to college, getting a good job, getting a car, a home, a relationship that works, marriage etc… The weekend! Wasting the present moment. Plan we must, but there’s so much more to life than simply planning and waiting. While we […]

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Online dating: too fast, too soon

I was very scared, yet as I embarked on my travels this year, I decided to try out, for real, a dating site. It felt safe because I was actually going to be away for most of the time, so how nasty could it get? At first, I met some men who seemed nice, but […]

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13 reasons why not…

There are many reasons to go THERE at some point in our lives. Some have never experienced them, but others, as I, have. Now, many years later, and having had to start from ground zero the past two years, leaving me a bit weary and broken, I have found my 13 reasons why not: Because I […]

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Embrace who you are

Nothing kills one’s self-esteem as rejection does. It grabs our ego and tears it to pieces, leaving us naked and vulnerable to even further pain. We start to doubt our worth, and the ability to be worthy of love, any love whatsoever. We feel fake, and somehow impostors. It takes time to stand up again and […]

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