Relationships 101
Nov24

Relationships 101

  Everyone’s relationship is unique and people come together for many different reasons. But there are some things that good relationships have in common. Knowing the basic principles of healthy relationships helps keep them meaningful, fulfilling and exciting in both happy times and sad: Stay Involved: Some relationships get stuck in peaceful coexistence, but without truly relating to each other and working together. While it...

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An Ode to Love: The Struggle to Be Fulfilled
Oct17

An Ode to Love: The Struggle to Be Fulfilled

After reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, I felt very touched. The story focused on Elizabeth’s journey in her early thirties where she had everything a modern American woman supposedly wanted. She had a wonderful husband, a great country home, a successful career; but instead of feeling happy, she was consumed with confusion. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Elizabeth set out to explore Italy, India, and Bali;...

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A Mother’s Wedding Dress
Oct03

A Mother’s Wedding Dress

When I was a little girl, I loved dressing up in my mother’s wedding dress.  She saved her dress in the closet in hopes that one day one of her daughters will wear it on their special day.  It was an elegant and simple dress just like my mother, thus I fell in love with pretending to be her just for a moment or two when I would wear it. This was my upbringing, believing that one day I will wear a beautiful white dress while standing...

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Living for Today
Sep19

Living for Today

I once knew a man who changed my entire perspective on life.  This man came off extremely confident when I first met him; almost arrogant to be completely honest. Before he became a dear friend of mine, I prejudged him without realizing that this particular individual held a deep power to make me appreciate my life.  As I began to hold a deep conversation with him, he opened up to me about his battle with cancer.  I would have never...

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Ode to Love: Listen
Sep05

Ode to Love: Listen

Great author Stephen Richards Covey once said, “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”  When he referred to most people, somewhere in there he was speaking directly about me, and I couldn’t agree with him more.  I started graduate school in Marriage and Family Therapy a few weeks ago and although I am experiencing so much excitement finally knowing that I am working towards...

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An Ode to Love: Educating Our Needs
Aug22

An Ode to Love: Educating Our Needs

My Preschool Student’s Picasso Hundreds of years ago women were not allowed to get an education simply because many believed that women were home makers who would perhaps suddenly become infertile for using up their brains.  50 years ago black people were not allowed to socialize with white people because this was our norm, we didn’t want competition.  This is how our societies functioned back then; however, I often wonder what...

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