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Life Without Rianna Jewelle

The hardest part wasn’t losing Rianna Jewelle, it was learning to live without her. As of this writing, it’s been three weeks since she left us. It was hard. I’m sure some of you who experienced losing someone due to death and sickness can relate to this feeling of missing her every day, struggling to… Continue reading Life Without Rianna Jewelle

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Hello, It’s Me: How to Practice Self-Love & Acceptance

Growing up, I only know two adjectives that best describe myself: Talented and smart. I was never the “beautiful” or the “sexy” one – always the smart one, talented one, the good leader, and the charismatic (class) President. While I do appreciate how people see me as a person, a part of me always wondered… Continue reading Hello, It’s Me: How to Practice Self-Love & Acceptance

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7 Things I Miss About My Childhood

Heavy rains caused by severe tropical rain Gorio poured continuously for days last week. To avoid getting stranded, I took the bus. While sitting by the window blankly staring at the merging traffic and flooded streets, thoughts of my childhood and how I should’ve texted my supervisor I couldn’t come to work that day hit… Continue reading 7 Things I Miss About My Childhood

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4 Tips on How to Survive LDRs

It’s not easy to be in a long-distance relationship (LDR). Obviously, you don’t get to see and be with each other and even if you see each other on cam, it’s not same as holding them, kissing them, or hugging them for real. I’ve always believed that if there’s a way, there’s a will. Relationships… Continue reading 4 Tips on How to Survive LDRs

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9 Things I’m Grateful for This Year

It’s hard to be grateful when you’re feeling down, hopeless, and feel like the world’s against you, but if there’s one thing I learned during hard times was to be grateful in whatever circumstances I am in. Whenever I feel like ranting about how bad my day was, I try to be grateful first and… Continue reading 9 Things I’m Grateful for This Year

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5 Important Lessons on Strength in Difficult Times

It’s been nearly two years, but I can still feel the pain, anguish, and trauma brought about by Rianna’s sickness that almost cost her life. Rianna is my nine-year-old niece who suffered from mycoplasma encephalitis. She was hospitalized last October 17, 2015. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. The majority of cases are caused… Continue reading 5 Important Lessons on Strength in Difficult Times