We are the connections we make

We may stop and wonder at certain instances throughout our lives who we are, especially in times of confusion, identity crisis, or change. I’ve come to realize we are defined by the connections we make along our journeys and are the sum total of those we love. This is why loss hurts so deeply because […]

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That acute sense of reality…

I read somewhere that people who suffer depression simply have an overly acute sense of reality. While I don’t dig into the depths of those muddy waters, or don’t spend too long immersed in them, I do believe it’s true. I don’t think that depression comes from negative thinking, but from that sense of reality where […]

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Short romances are also sweet

After two years I decided it was time to look at a man and think beyond friendship. I fell head over heels to my surprise with one. It was the right time. I was ending my “forced sabbatical,” I was getting excited about life again with the prospect of a new wonderful job and a […]

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He’ll never say he loves me and that’s ok

I have a little brother, a younger brother, and although we’ve been through tough times, my love for him has only increased over the years. We even went through a period of four years without talking to each other and that was very painful. I have often looked back at those days and thought it was […]

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Finding our peace

We cannot will ourselves to be at peace but we can make it our pursuit. For me, being at peace equals happiness and contentment. I’m finding mine while feeling my way through this jungle called life. I need to find my closure, even if it’s one-sided, or my own version of things so that I […]

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Where happiness grows

Happiness grows wherever you plant the seeds, but if you don’t care for them, they shrivel and die. Although it’s a known fact, it’s easily overlooked and we often pay more attention to someone else’s garden of happiness wishing it were ours without tending our own. Happiness grows from the seeds we care for. We water […]

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Where is my Valentine?

  I always disliked Valentine’s Day because it made me think about my relationship and the long lost love. Have you been in a relationship and felt unloved? I have, and it sucks. Valentine’s Day is commercial all right, but for those who have no one or are in a relationship that doesn’t quite fit […]

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What we all pursue

We believe that what we all pursue is happiness. But happiness is a modern invention someone thought up and made a business of it. There are thousands of books trying to sell us how to attain happiness but none deliver. They can’t. What we really pursue unknowingly is validation, but most importantly love. Unconditional love. […]

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What to get him for Valentine’s Day

I believe experiences are probably the best gifts, but a well thought out one that lasts and nails it says a lot about how much you care. It can be a small token of appreciation and you need not break the bank. It may be a commercial day, but at this point, everyone hopes to […]

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