• Life,  Love

    How to Heal (celebration, a novel)

      I think healing can only happen once you’ve decided that you cannot tolerate the pain anymore and that you’ve had enough of not being able to get out of bed in the morning, enough of being sad or whatever situation is contributing to your misery. Healing asks you to release a lot of emotional baggage and let go of control and the idea that you can rewrite history. It requires you to come to terms with any feelings of shame, or failure or resentment you might still keep holding on to. You need to leave the past where it belongs to be able to heal. And that includes saying…

  • Life,  Love

    Healing 101: an introduction on how to HEAL (celebration, a novel)

      When I started writing Celebration, I didn’t really know how I was going to make the book happened – I just wanted to tell a story from beginning to end. I wanted it to be optimistic and also a medium to express what I was going through. And so, I knew from the beginning that it was going to be about my own experiences. However, I also knew that I didn’t want to put myself out there, because as much as I love self-help books and biographies and memoirs, I figured it would be easier to put my thoughts and my own troubles and expectations through the lens of someone…

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    How to figure out relationships (celebration, a novel)

    As one individual among seven billion others currently inhabiting this planet, I  often wonder how we actually manage to make it work on a daily basis.  And I guess the fact that I just recently moved from a tiny city to a very big one can only emphasize that line of reasoning. A lot of you are probably already cringing at the remark thinking that between wars, global warming, social inequalities and many, many other issues, well, we’re obviously not making a great job at making it work. But politics aside, my focus here is more on up-close and personal human interaction, the almost one-on-one kind of relationship when it’s…

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