Our gratitude stones

On the last day of school before Thanksgiving break, we thought we’d organize special events for our sixth-grade kids. We had three different fun workshops on gratitude, ending the day with an outing to the movie Wonder. It was such a meaningful day for all, more than we had anticipated. The workshop my colleague and […]

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My longest drive

Today I went on my longest and furthest drive. I rarely do things for my self, it’s always easier to do them for others. This drive was not for me either. I did it for “my” kids because I had to be there with them and for them. I was scared and would have rather […]

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Seeking contentment not happiness

Happiness is short-lived, it comes in bouts, sometimes at intoxicating levels which then leaves you drained because you want more of it, understandably. While it’s normal to want to feel elated 24/7, it’s not a fact of life. I no longer seek happiness but mere contentment which lasts way longer and is more constant and serene. […]

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Don’t settle even if loneliness is a bit painful

Don’t settle for half a life, when things don’t make you happy, move on. Life with someone you don’t get along with, or with whom you have minimal things in common, is not worth your time. We have a certain time allotted to each of us and wasting it being miserable is worse than short bouts […]

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Things we’d like to forget but shouldn’t

Wouldn’t it be great to selectively be able to forget certain things from one day to another at will? Life would be easier on the heart, but would it in the long run? Because memories shape us, and hopefully make us better people, and allow us to relate to others on deeper levels and help […]

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That acute sense of reality…

I read somewhere that people who suffer depression simply have an overly acute sense of reality. While I don’t dig into the depths of those muddy waters, or don’t spend too long immersed in them, I do believe it’s true. I don’t think that depression comes from negative thinking, but from that sense of reality where […]

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Why we can’t have it all

There is so much we can handle well and strike a balance. So, we can’t have it all, life makes sure we don’t and there might be a reason for that. If we had it all we wouldn’t be able to keep hoping, seeking and exploring life and ourselves, since our struggles drive us to keep […]

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Instagram: a diary

I love photography, and therefore I love capturing moments and posting them on Instagram. I look back and I can almost feel the moment I took the picture, the emotions and the story behind which often has nothing to do with the picture itself. I’ve taken to it like a diary I check back on […]

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