That time I was in an abusive relationship

I’ve started this post and deleted it a number of times. 

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The Best of 2016: A Year in Review

2016 has been one of the most memorable years of my life thus far and not just because it’s the most recent.  Continue reading “The Best of 2016: A Year in Review”

Self-Care in College

I’ve always felt like there was a little sign next to me that expressed if I wanted to be alone or in company. The sign would light up or flip around or have some indication of how I felt, what I wanted. People could read it and just understand, but sometimes the sign reads differently than how I feel, or how I want to feel.  Continue reading “Self-Care in College”

Love is an unexplaining word.

Isn’t that a nice line? It’s from one of my dad’s college journals, back when he first came to America. His fourth year of English and he came up with love is an unexplaining word. Magical, isnt it? His writing just sounds so eloquent. Continue reading “Love is an unexplaining word.”

Don’t forget to smile!

I was going to write another appreciation-like post tonight, but I’m just so tongue-tied. This rarely happens. You guys should know, I’m always rambling on my blog but gosh, when it comes to this specific person, I’m just left without words. (But in the greatest way possible.) Continue reading “Don’t forget to smile!”

Empathy, Compassion, Love

I know, I know, Valentine’s Day is over, yet somehow I’m still caught up in all the love around me.  The Harvard study I was looking at concluded that “about 80% of the youth in our survey report that their parents are more concerned about achievement or happiness than caring for others.”  Honestly, that’s probably true. A lot of parents say they value caring/kindness, but their everyday actions suggest otherwise. Anyways, the study suggested how traits like empathy are learned and are difficult to pick up on. Isn’t that odd?  Continue reading “Empathy, Compassion, Love”