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Responding to Hate with Love

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To clarify, love isnโ€™t a magic wand that prevents misunderstandings, ceases all wars and dissolves emotional roadblocks. Personal baggage is a part of the process of living in an unfair world, one in which we are the results of toxic parenting styles we didnโ€™t choose, that unite us in blood to personalities often challenging our own. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Power of Friending

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There are some positions in life that cannot be replaced. One of those is the job of being an older sister. I donโ€™t talk to all of my family, but I definitely appreciate the way one sister in particular who always has my back.

sistersMaria is my oldest sister who I always have been able to talk to, someone who withholds judgment and, most importantly, is down to Earth. That is a big plus for me. She has never made me feel like there was any sort of sibling rivalry between us. Read the rest of this entry »