When you have more yesterdays than tomorrows

Shhhh… She bent over the table, got close and whispered: “At this point in my life, I test the waters. If something doesn’t make me extremely happy, I leave.” This came from someone my age. She has, as I, more yesterdays than tomorrows. We giggled and nodded knowingly because we both know well that there are […]

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Inspiring quotes to get you out of bed

Some days, getting out of bed in the morning is not only a Herculean act of courage but an exercise in faith. A faith that is sometimes blind, hoping that everything will be alright and, if it isn’t, well, we just have to get up, face the day, try again and hope for the best […]

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On forgiveness: Why and how we should forgive

I used to want to hate my way out of hurt. I thought that if I hated someone enough, I could erase them from my life. Of course, that backfired. The thought of them only kept the anger sizzling inside me longer. I finally realized that I would never be able to delete the person […]

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The Art of Closure

Closure is a term that implies finality. It marks the ending of an important part of your life; a relationship, a job, a stage, or an addiction. It may be a very painful to move on and come to terms with the closing of a chapter in life. Reaching closure is hard because you need […]

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Therapists: peddlers of hope and how to choose one

The word therapy comes from the Latin therapīa and Greek θεραπεία, meaning healing. Thus, therapists are healers of the troubled mind and soul and peddlers of hope. Hope that you can overcome the ailment that is troubling you and disrupting your life. Yet, without the willingness to work through your problems, therapists can do little […]

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Humility: a powerful tool in life

Humility is when you know your self-worth but don’t boast about it or take it for granted. Sometimes, it would appear that a person is humble when, in fact, they have low self-esteem so let us not confuse the two. Low self-esteem stems from adaptation problems which may be linked to a child’s upbringing if […]

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Starting over is always good

Starting over is always good, no matter how often you have to do it. It means you’re moving forward, trying on a new life, new experiences and facing fears you never thought you could get through. Starting over means you are ready to let go and march on into unknown territory and never look back, […]

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The power of an obsessive-compulsive mind

The National Institute of Mental Health claims that living with an obsessive-compulsive mind can be debilitating when it is extreme, but in milder forms, you can actually make it work in your favor. Mine is not so great that I cannot function and once I understood it was part of who I am, I found […]

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