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One Step Closer: Rising from the Ashes of a Tumultuous Relationship

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One Step Closer: Rising from the Ashes of a Tumultuous Relationship

At 32, I entered one of the worst relationships I have ever been in. The man was manipulative and yet a smooth-talking charmer. He was younger than me by four years, which is not much but still enough to boost my ego. His blue eyes and sweet boy-next-door looks swept me off my feet. Read the rest of this entry »

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Why 15 Minutes Is All It Takes To Be Kind

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Having gratitude essentially enables us to not take things for granted. There are times when seeing the silver lining is a challenge, and I do not want to undermine real struggle and hardship. However, obstacles in life can lead to great rewards because we cannot come out of struggle without being inherently changed by it. Nevertheless, itโ€™s up to us to make sure that change is good rather than bad. Read the rest of this entry »

What or Who is the GPS of Your Life?

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What or Who is the GPS of Your Life?
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I wonder what I would do without GPS in my Prius? How would I get groceries? Hell, how would I get home? Iโ€™m admitting to the blogging world that I have a terrible sense of direction. Yes, I have gotten lost in parking lots. Hey, some of them are very big, like one huge maze. Read the rest of this entry »

Look Up (A Haiku/Acrostic Poem)

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Looking Up
Photo By: Sonyo Estavillo

Whatever happens

In the next phase of our lives

Need only look up





 

Moving On in the New Year by Confronting The Past

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Moving On in the New Year by Confronting The Past


Only a few days into 2016, most of us have recently emerged from the excess of the holiday season and are inspired to improve ourselves in mind, body and spirit. But are we prepared for the reality, when it comes, that self-improvement means changing the dynamics that are fundamentally rooted within the basic blueprint that makes us who we are?

How do we change what weโ€™ve been led to believe all our lives? The parents and extended family we were automatically linked to at birth as well as all other daily interactions with friends, co-workers, neighbors and strangers that fall outside of our control are what we battle against daily. So what can we control? How each of us deal with these forces. Read the rest of this entry »