Do people really care?

I have been through a few stages of the oversharer, the undersharer and the secretive. And at every stage I am changed by my interactions with people. I have found that telling your problems to professional strangers oftentimes work out better than sharing with friends. Do you really think only listening is enough? Do you… Continue reading Do people really care?

Unsupportive Female Force

A few weeks ago I was in a lovely and powerful zoom discussion with the members of the Prayer Ladies Supper Club in which we spoke of why women are not supportive of each other. The discussion yielded a lot of personal experiences detailing women's interaction with other women in the work place, in service… Continue reading Unsupportive Female Force

Disentangled

On so many forefronts of my life, I find myself being disengaged, detached and disentangled. The truth is the unaddressed traumas of life will always linger and subconsciously work to change the ways you view people, the way you operate and may very much influence the next stage(s) of your life. Sometimes I am so… Continue reading Disentangled

Triggers

Off the top of my head, triggers can be anything ranging from a person(s), behavior or objects that causes a reaction that affects our mental being. One of the important tenets of understanding our mental fragility is to recognize our triggers. If we know our triggers, or even know a few of our triggers, we… Continue reading Triggers

Racism- The Uncomfortable Conversation

There are certain topics and experiences that we hold dear to our hearts. As a consequence, we get so uncomfortable when we need to sit and have a fluent conversation with others. Some wise person did say the truth causes offense. And this is merely because the hard truth can make us feel so uncomfortable.… Continue reading Racism- The Uncomfortable Conversation

Forgiveness

In one of our weekly zoom meetings, I was reminded that forgiveness is really for one's self and not for the other person. This statement has resonated with me. At first glance, the phrase seems to echo the opposite as we always stress how much those who have wronged us need to be forgiven. However,… Continue reading Forgiveness

Alien in the Streets

Migration can be traced as far back to historical events such as conquests and colonization, and slavery and indentureship. Today many people continue to immigrate to other countries in a quest for better life, better education, better medical care and even so that they can escape persecutions from their own country. We pack our bags… Continue reading Alien in the Streets

Everything is gone to Dust

Love is intense, beautiful, intriguing, passionate, companionship, happiness. I could go on but it would be never-ending because we all know that love is infinite. Because of all these wonderful things sometimes love makes it hard to move on. It makes it hard for us to break up so we hold on. There is so… Continue reading Everything is gone to Dust

The Void

When I look at you I completely know what we have. But there is just this feeling inside that I can't seem to find- it's there but it is also very hollow. Maybe they are attached to the things I wish for: your support in every little adventureyour understandingyour selflessnessyour interests in all things trivial.… Continue reading The Void