We never move on and leave them behind

It’s been a while since I wrote. I simply couldn’t. I was waiting for the grief to pass. I was hoping to move on and leave it behind, but it just hasn’t happened. And although I don’t find myself crying all day, I do feel the weight of it and carry it around with me.  […]

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Let’s make new memories!

It’s time, she whispered. I agreed. It was time to get up and move on. Living out of a suitcase is more than fine, what’s not is staying still in time, waiting for a future that may never come. So, I packed up my mental bags and rethought my plans and situation, and decided to be […]

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Choosing sadness over anger

We often rebel against sadness by becoming angry. Being angry entitles us to blame someone else for our misfortunes, while sadness allows us to accept and take responsibility for our feelings and ourselves. Acknowledging that we are sad about something helps us understand ourselves and our situation better and the tendency to blame is lessened. Anger […]

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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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Clearing your mind by cleaning your space

I tell my family and friends that I like to clean and they find it very strange. See, I’m one of those people who has a hard time sitting still and cleaning helps me focus, relax and put my thoughts and life in order. Now, more than ever, I’m taking stock of all I own, […]

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Learning from our mistakes and accepting what is

Mistakes are things like setting your alarm to 6 p.m. when you really meant to set it to 6 a.m. or using salt instead of sugar in your coffee. These would be thoughtless errors that we all make from time to time. Other types of mistakes are the ones like General David Petraeus’ public humiliation. […]

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The ghosts that haunt us…

It may be the whiff of a certain perfume, the way the light reflects over the wet cobblestone, the sight of a building or the mention of a too familiar name, that summon the ghosts of our pasts that come to haunt us. The feelings, the emotions, and the whole story comes into clear focus, […]

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And I did cry.

“I’m OK,” I told my friend. “I’m not going to be crying in corners.” But he said “Oh yes you will, and plenty, but that’s OK. It is OK to cry, to mourn a loss, any loss.”

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