Wabi-sabi: flawed beauty

Wabi-sabi (侘寂) in Japanese, is the view of the world centered on the acceptance that everything is fleeting and imperfect. “Wabi-sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.” adds Richard Powell. Art books define it as “flawed beauty.” I came upon this word recently and since then […]

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Why and how we should forgive

Most of us have trouble letting go of the grudges we hold when we’re wronged in life. The fact is, we all get hurt from time to time, even by people we love. For everyone, in order to move and live a happy, healthy life, forgiveness is crucial. Here’s why and how we should forgive.

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Happiness

Modern mental health science has focused all its energy and attention on the whys, hows, and cures for depression. However, far less time has been spent studying happiness. It’s as if happiness were taken for granted as our “normal” state, and depression is not a natural state as well. And while it’s true that negative […]

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Understanding fear

Fear is often considered a negative reaction, but in fact, fear works for us. In the face of danger, real danger, fear which is embedded in the brain’s amygdala, gets us to react in an instant to a dangerous situation. It’s an automatic response to our survival. The amygdala monitors the sensory information in search […]

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Never let you go

As a teacher, I’ve said more goodbyes than I can remember. I thought biding farewell would get easier in time but it doesn’t. Things change as we grow older, and our hearts secretly whisper; “Never let you go.” When I was younger I was more aloof, detached, and self-centered so, the impact of saying goodbye […]

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Chilling outdoors with my sister

    One of the things I most enjoy when spending time with my sister, is doing things together outdoors. For as long as I can remember we´ve both been into fitness and have shared hikes, runs and long walks on the beach together. She lives in Florida and one of our favorite things to […]

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To my little ones

I have yet to tell you that I won’t be with you next year, and it’s hard to think about the right moment to break the news to you before the year is over. My heroes, my young champions, my funny guys, my morning glee, my troupers, my studious and wacky ones; you shall be […]

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