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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Melancholy is healing

All my life I’ve been naturally driven to melancholy. There is a certain beauty to it.Unlike sadness, it’s not painful and it has helped me countless times to recover emotionally from small unforeseen losses, which we all experience as we live and move on. Melancholy may sit in the past, in the present, and in the “what could have been’s.”

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The art of patience

I wouldn’t have ever described myself as a patient person, however, now, I’ve learned the art of waiting patiently the only way possible, through life lessons. Just like everyone else I couldn’t wait to grow up, I couldn’t wait for the weekend, the summer, you name it. Finally, I can wait, but it’s taken decades […]

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Celebrating being #QueenOf my life

Who said life would be easy? Mine certainly wasn’t, and still isn’t. Perhaps it will never be. And yet, like Teresa Mendoza, of Queen of the South, I feel I slay every day. And I like to celebrate it by watching the show on USA Network, Thursday 10pm/9PMc. Best part of it is, that wonderful […]

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The long journey home

It’s been a long time, or so it seems that I’ve had my own home. Being a nomad though has taught me a lot and has changed me in very positive ways. It’s also been a bit emotionally tiring. We all need a place to call home, a place that makes us feel somewhat rooted. […]

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Why hope so important

At certain times in life when the path you tread is full of potholes, winding roads, steep hills where you never seem to get to the top to get a wider view of the road ahead, all you have to sustain you in this journey is hope. Without hope, you fall into the deep darkness […]

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I never had any “ambition” and that’s ok

Now, I’m at a time when I can sit and reflect. The last year and a half have been whirlwind; moving repeatedly, changing jobs and living in absolute uncertainty every single day. Yes, life is uncertain, but we all need a log to hold onto to feel safe and have some sense of normalcy. I […]

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Three friends, three divorces

Was it chance? Was it catching? I don’t know but two friends and I got divorced the same year! There is a good thing about it; that we were able to help each other along as we each experienced and made our way out of the mess it entailed. The particulars of each don’t really […]

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