The art of Joy

My new favorite word that can fix almost any problem I may have. I never gave it much thought before until I read Spark Joy, but now it has become the measure of what I want in my life and what I don’t. When in doubt, I do a joy check. Does this person, thing, […]

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How to avoid miscommunication through text messaging

Relationships aren’t easy. There’s a lot of miscommunication and very often the words we utter are supercharged and loaded with emotion, but now we have added yet another miscommunicating tool “texting,” which not only lacks emotion but words seem to fail to convey exactly what they mean because they can be interpreted by the recipient […]

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Peace at last.

It’s so liberating to finally reach an emotional destination such as peace. That peace with oneself and the world around you, which allows you to see clearly and fearlessly, that life and relationships shouldn’t be a battle to be fought. We choose our battles, true, but often forget we simply don’t have to be at […]

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The calm that comes with age.

Aging, some might think is unfair and cruel as my grandfather would say. It takes away your beauty, your strength and sometimes your hopes and ideals. You may become too tired to battle on with the looming of your mortality and fallibility in the horizon. But it’s not all as bad as it seems.

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My new companion, my new best friend.

When I heard my mother wanted a dog years ago for emotional support, I dismissed it as some crazy idea. A dog? That’s work, not emotional support! But then, little did I know that years later I would be eating those words and would find myself enjoying the best emotional support and unconditional love from […]

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Is divorce a malady now?

There seems to be an app for everything, and I just found out, there is an app for what they call the “malady of divorce.”Aren’t we growing too weak and too dependent on apps to help us cope with life, turning what is natural grief into a disease, or malady, as the app tells us? 

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Will this be our year?

We believed that it was to be “our year,” “our time.” Our luck turned and we made it all happen. Years later we are at different crossroads, older and maybe wiser. Perhaps now, more beaten up to utter those words again. Our enthusiasm is not what it used to be. The reality of life has […]

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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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