Peace in the Midst of Crisis

Divorce is a type of death. Except the deceased is a ghost that keeps drifting in and out of your life, ensuring that wounds never heal and the grieving process goes on for eternity. It’s almost final, the legal paperwork, and I will re-assume the name with which I came into this world. But it’s … Continue reading

How to Free Fall with Grace

If you follow my blog, you may have noticed that it’s been nearly dormant since December. The last post I wrote chronicled my mom’s holiday heart attack and emergency triple bypass. Since then, the speed at which the universe has thrown things in my direction has hardly slowed, and now, voila, May has arrived, and … Continue reading

The Power of Meaningful Conversation

For my first post of 2015, I’d like to start off by returning to my Happiness Series–this time, the focus is on engaging in meaningful conversation. I hadn’t had an opportunity to have any in-depth conversations for quite a while until the holidays rolled around, and then suddenly it seemed like that’s the only type … Continue reading

Finding Joy by Losing Track of Time

Talk about a long-term project. I’ve been working through 21 steps to happiness for over a year now, and I’m only on Step 8! But this step’s a good one: Losing Track of Time. It’s not as easy you think; it comes with three caveats: you must do something voluntarily (so zoning out at the … Continue reading

Cultivating Happiness by Giving

If you’ve been following my blog, you may remember that I embarked on a quest to find happiness a while back ago (like, say, January). What can I say? I got busy with other things and dropped my project to be picked up again maybe never. This is one reason why cultivating happiness can be … Continue reading

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