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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Breakthrough to my old happy self

There’s been a lot of mourning in my life these past two years. And now I’m finally my old happy self. So much change, and shattering heartbreak from the losses of friends and pups. This past week, thanks to my dear friends and family, there’s been an actual breakthrough, at long last. From fog to light, […]

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We all have a breaking point

We all seem to have a breaking point, no matter how strong and levelheaded we think we are. We may promise and convince ourselves that we won’t go there and one day, much to our surprise, we crack and lose our cool. Exactly what happened to me the other day. I thought I had lost my […]

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The thrill of being alone

Ever since I was 16 I’ve been in a relationship. The fear of being alone was scary, so you can well imagine that some of my choices were not the best. Sometimes, I now feel, I didn’t even choose, they chose me, and out of fear of solitude, I went with it. Yes, very sad. […]

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Teen life; the most difficult phase in life

If I could go back and talk to my teen self I would love to be able to reassure her that everything would be fine. That what she was going through was normal and that in time everything would settle. If only… I look at my teens in class and feel for them intensely. Now, probably […]

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My grandmother is my memory keeper

Every time I see my grandmother I go back to when I was five. We chat and she recalls things I barely remember but soon, with all the details she brings up, I get the clear picture and the whole memory rushes back. I can feel the moment as if it were yesterday, but it’s […]

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Cereales con Cariño: What’s really important

I’m Spanish.  My grandmother raised me alongside my father. We celebrated all those wonderful family traditions, and family gatherings filled with love. I remember our breakfasts, sitting at the table listening to the radio, which also gave us the time every minute in the middle of telling us a story. It was called Radio Minuto. […]

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We have to talk…

It was a year ago, on a Friday, when my life as I knew it vanished. I’m in no way mourning it, but remembering it because it’s one of those dates that change our lives completely. ‘We have to talk.” He was able to say what I didn’t dare to, and for that I admire […]

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Why I choose to wear “give-up” clothes

The other night, my friend and I watched a movie where this woman was chastising her recently divorced friend because she was wearing “give-up clothes.” While I found it hilarious it wasn’t so funny when my own friend looked at me and said, “Don’t laugh so hard because you are wearing give-up clothes around the […]

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Breaking unhealthy relationship cycles.

Wayne Dyer said, his mother fell into really unhealthy relationships. It became a pattern. One after another, all the men she fell for were alcoholic, abusive in some way and very bad parents, of course. She never broke the cycle and the children had to suffer for it. She is not alone. Many men and women […]

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