Learning to Be Weak

I have been learning the same lesson over and over the past several months––actually closer to two years at least. The lesson is this: I am weak. It comes in waves. The depression, cynicism, and confusion do give way to happiness, laughter, and moments of intense clarity. But then another round comes. At times I’ve felt […]

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The End of 2017, My Year of New Beginnings

2017 has been a great year. But I am also extremely excited to turn the page to 2018. For the first time in recent memory, I am eager to greet the new year, not because I’m in a rush to say goodbye to the last season, but simply because I am expectant of the good […]

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Managing Negative Emotions: Some Tips

I am a deep feeler––of happiness, as well as loneliness, regret, and fear. My effectiveness in dealing with the negative emotions has been mixed over the years, but I’ve recently gained some clarity about this area that I would like to pass on. This list is by no means exhaustive. But I hope it may […]

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3 Misconceptions About Guarding Your Heart

**Guarding your heart is not just about romance. But yes, this post is about romance.** Since I was young, people have constantly warned me to guard my heart. But it was harder than I thought. I kept getting hurt. I kept having so many feelings. At times I wanted to cut off all contact with the opposite […]

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Sadness (We All Need It)

I cried a fountain while watching Inside Out. The movie is a surprisingly profound look at loss and the ways loss changes us…

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