Tag: Relationships

learn how to cultivate healthy happy relationships

Learn how to cultivate healthy, happy relationships

“I was in a great relationship before: my husband was loving and kind at first. But, after 4 years of marriage, he left me for another woman. I don’t blame myself for it, I am still processing my anger and sadness about it, and I can’t help but worry: How do I know that the same thing won’t happen to me again?”

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best way to quit your job-without burning any bridges

The best way to quit your job (without burning any bridges)

So you’ve decided to quit your job, and you’re feeling anxious. This is expected. Maybe this was your first job – straight out of varsity. Maybe you just got a raise and a promotion for being such a stellar employee. On the other hand, you might be leaving because you have a horrible boss, and you don’t know if you can handle his reaction when you say “Ciao!”.

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skinny dip with a buddy and breathe

Skinny-dip with a buddy, and breathe

The Ama (海女, or ‘woman of the sea’) have mastered the art of breathing. Since 700 A.D, these women have been free diving for pearls on the shores of Japan. Often needing to go as deep as 20 meters, for a minute or two at a time before surfacing to breathe, they fill their baskets with jewels from the sea.

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you act just like your mom

“You act just like your mom!”

This one-liner has featured in many a household. Sadly, as an accusation. I am yet to hear a husband use it to compliment his wife. On that note: how do you feel about your parents? Pay attention, though – the question is not: “What do you think about your parents”, but which emotions do you feel when you think about them?

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what kind of parent are you

What kind of parent are you?

Love them or hate them, you’re bound to resemble your parents, one way or another. If they were loud, chances are that ‘inside voice’ is not your default-setting. If they were moaners, you may struggle to notice the silver linings in the storms. And that’s okay – we don’t need to resist the way our parents influenced us – whether it was through their discipline, or genes. It’s better to learn from these traits, and harness them.

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this magic word will make-you a great conversationalist

This magic word will make you a great conversationalist

He makes eye-contact. Darn it! You know his face, but — like so many others — you have forgotten his name. Oh no! He’s coming over. You put on an exaggerated smile, which probably has more of a deer-in-headlights look, and dive straight in: “Heeeeey! How aaaaare you!?”

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theres an app for that

There’s an app for that?

Comms R Changing. A friend of mine – teacher – mentioned how one of her students wrote an English essay in SMS-language. To the student, it’s just “language” – it’s how he communicates every day. Apparently he cldnt evn recognize th differenc btwn what he wrote&th basic grammar & rules we were held2, just a few yrs ago.

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soul selfies

Soul Selfies

I don’t have a bathroom mirror or any mirror, for that matter. When I wake up, I grab my electric shaver and mow the lower half of my face, until it “feels smooth enough”. My hair, on the other hand, has a personality of its own. I call the sheepish shrub above my forehead “Dennis” (although he likes to be referred to as “The Master”.)

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