The unexpected circle of life

Here I am 21 years later living in the same apartment I landed in when I came to the city of San Francisco. Life is full of surprises and as I walked through the park on my way here this evening, I was smiling at the irony of it all. I’ve come full circle to […]

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Regrouping to regain sanity

Taking the time to regroup is vital, especially when life pulls you down on your knees and the tide is so high you have trouble keeping your head above water. The only way I’ve been able to cope with all the storms coming at me and keep it together the last few months has been […]

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It’s youth’s time. Let’s lead by example.

It’s not our time anymore. It’s youth’s time. We have failed them miserably and even more when we don’t, as adults, send them a message of hope, letting them know that there may be a brighter future and that they are the change. We cannot cry, complain and only allow them to see the dark […]

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Floating between lives

Sometimes we float between lives. The one we had and the one that is to come. And while we try to figure out the future we miss the moment and know that we’ll look back and regret not having enjoyed this floating time. I’m floating, unattached to anything, which should be a pleasurable experience but […]

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Teen life; the most difficult phase in life

If I could go back and talk to my teen self I would love to be able to reassure her that everything would be fine. That what she was going through was normal and that in time everything would settle. If only… I look at my teens in class and feel for them intensely. Now, probably […]

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Stop questioning life and start living

As a kid, I wondered what life was about and now I finally know. Life is about what is important to you. Life is a string of moments that become our lives. We borrow life to later return it. There’s no complicated universal explanation. And it’s very simple; we breathe, we stop breathing. What’s complicated […]

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The road to getting well is bumpy

Nothing could have prepared me for all this sudden change. As scary as change has always been for me, now I welcome it. I’m reaping the benefits of living in a constant state of uncertainty and have learned that the road to getting well emotionally and physically is always bumpy. All the bumps, potholes, turns, […]

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The importance of mourning loss

I thought that the best cure for pain was getting busy and trying to forget at any cost what had transpired. But it doesn’t work that way. Or at least it hasn’t worked for me. Those solutions are temporary. Getting over pain takes a period of mourning. Now, I’m at that point, and I’m not […]

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Those scary places.

Once in a while when your safety blanket of comfort has been taken away, and everything is new, you have to reinvent your life and make it fit again, but it’s a scary place to be at. Change is scary because of its newness and unpredictability and you find yourself holding your breath hoping it will […]

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