Why I would commit suicide but won’t.

Life is not easy, that is a fact. Some people are more resilient than others and can take life in stride, being more able to tolerate and overcome hardship. Some call it courage. If you lack that courage or that degree of resilience to face life, you might toy with the idea of suicide when […]

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The storms of our lives.

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” As if there were another option! But there is. The way each of us respond when a storm hits differs. You can hide under the covers and grieve allowing yourself to become paralyzed, or you can rev up the engine and fight fiercely to get through the […]

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Fears keep us trapped in our comfort zone.

Some seek help to overcome their fears, but few are willing to take the steps necessary to overcome them. It is different to hope they will go away by exposing those fears to others, than actually wanting to. A hope is often expecting that life will somehow take care of things with no work on […]

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Mistakes, time and youth.

When we are young we make mistakes as we keep making them throughout our lives. Yet the difference lies in that when we are young the margin to correct those mistakes and learn from them is wider. It’s a question of the time we have left.

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You Are Not Alone: Hope and Help for Caregivers.

If you belong to one of the many Latino families who are facing the prospect of a difficult Christmas because you are caring for your elders and maybe your children, too, this post is for you. Juggling your job, your kids, and older adults, most likely won’t give you time to take for yourself. In […]

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On being grateful for the weirdest things.

Maybe not at the time did I feel grateful, especially while it was happening, but now in retrospect I can see how I dodged plenty a bullet and I’m able to thank, who knows who, for all those experiences that one might tag as unfortunate. I, on the other hand, see how those things had […]

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