Selling my life on eBay

I love jewelry, but at this point, I’m ready to let much of it go. So, I started selling my life /memories on eBay. Every piece, one by one, is finding a new home. Some pieces were precious at some point, but given that my nieces will probably not want them, I’ve decided to put […]

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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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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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There’s no clear-cut break when it comes to exes

There is no clear-cut break when it comes to feelings. You often cannot control your emotions because when you are faced with a new situation, nothing you experienced before helps you handle the new one. This is especially true with relationships and breakups. When I told my friend that I had stayed friends with all […]

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The joy of scattering ashes and love

Today we scattered Dearest Drew’s ashes by the sea and the trails she so much loved to run, where all San Franciscan dogs come to play and roam free. It felt like closure. I was able to say goodbye to my dear companion and friend. Those who don’t have dogs can’t really understand how much […]

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I’ll love you no matter what

I have 5 children. They are not really mine, I’m just their aunt, but they feel like my own children ever since they were born. I’ve already suffered their growing pains since they were little and now that they are in their teens I feel a sort of loss, every real parent must feel. But no matter […]

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Feeling stuck? You are not alone

Many people find themselves stuck in situations they would rather break free from but can’t. For many reasons. Some situations are more difficult than others to deal with and walking away is not an option in the present circumstances. I know how it feels; like choking or drowning. The problem is that when one feels […]

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Necessary disappointments

If people didn’t disappoint us, we wouldn’t get to appreciate those who don’t do that. Therefore, I feel there is a point in having to go through disappointments. I will try to explain. Buddhism teaches us that if we have no expectations, we won’t ever be disappointed so we won’t suffer unnecessarily.  However, to reach […]

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On love and finding 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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