I appreciate the information in this video so much. Peggy Orenstein conducted a three research by interviewing girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. Her findings are enlightening.
“Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take a step”. – Naeem Callaway A step sounds easy, but I understand firsthand how much courage it takes for that small step to happen. What seems like a small step to […]
Chinese New Year 2019
Happy Chinese New Year to friends near and far 🐷 This time of the year often makes me homesick. How could I not? The whole community comes together regardless of financial status, race and religion to celebrate the new year with new hopes, blessings and food! What’s your favourite thing about the New Years?
Blissfulness in Contentment
This post is written by Beriah Chandoo. My friend is driven, assertive, disciplined with her health and relentless in her independence. Her resiliency is her beauty. Her vulnerability is her strength. In the pursuit of happiness I have found myself always moving: moving home, moving to a new country, moving jobs, moving weight-loss goals, moving […]
I am struggling to come up with a word that completes this sentence: It is in my nature to first blame and judge myself when I have been… A word that describes an act that made me lose all sense of safety. A word that describes an event that made me feel helpless, worthless and […]
To love again…
A woman who opens her heart to love you, when it’s already broken, is braver than any person you’ll meet. – Steven Benson It takes more than just effort to pick yourself up from a fall. It is only natural to fear experiences that have once caused emotional, mental and/or physical pain and discomfort. It […]
How does anger express itself? When angry, I often say and do things I do not mean and later, live to regret it. Anger gives my brain a burst of energy, prompting my mind to come up with self-serving plans to protect and find comfort. The story of anger has been one that I contemplated about sharing. My personal […]
We put in so much effort to remember happy occasions (e.g. birthdays, wedding anniversaries). We mark these dates in our calendars, save reminders on our phones, take pictures, post them on social media and even make the occasional “throw-back” reference. Despite these efforts, it’s inevitable that one day, we might not remember these moments as vividly […]
Not everyone is blessed to have their father in their life. So to have a good one, is an even greater privilege. I grew up idolizing my dad. I thought he was handsome, strong, intelligent and friendly. Then, like many others I arrived at a stage in my life where my parents were no longer […]
Feeling beautiful is personal and for some an ongoing journey. Feeling beautiful differs from looking beautiful because feeling beautiful needs only to be validated by one person.. YOURSELF. Recently, I reflected on my own ideas of beauty and how it had contributed to deep seated feelings of not being enough. Have you ever looked at […]