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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Not being social is actually a good thing

The good thing about not being too social is that when you are it’s genuine. Those select few you choose are those with whom you feel completely at ease with, and whose company you really appreciate. Those special moments with your chosen few are precious. So, there are benefits to not being too social even if some […]

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How I miss you

My Dearest friend, How I miss you… I believe my life began to unravel when you left me. You left us all. I miss you, every single day. I have to confess I carry a picture of you in my wallet, a real paper picture. The one where you are on a train doing what […]

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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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Short romances are also sweet

After two years I decided it was time to look at a man and think beyond friendship. I fell head over heels to my surprise with one. It was the right time. I was ending my “forced sabbatical,” I was getting excited about life again with the prospect of a new wonderful job and a […]

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My heart tears when I bid farewell

Although I’m extremely lucky to be able to visit my friends and family overseas and out-of-state, every Christmas and Summer, my heart tears a little every time I bid farewell. However normal this feeling is, it seems new every single time. It doesn’t get easier no matter how many years I’ve been through it. When […]

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