relationships

Your Essence

People will always flock to you because of all the good qualities you present – your success, your popularity, your charisma… Pay attention to…

Opening Up My Heart Again

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. Sometimes that reason comes in the form of a harsh, uncomfortable lesson. And sometimes, that reason comes in the form of a light, positive memory to remind you that there is good and hope out there.

3 Things That Don’t Change For Love

Part of the beauty of life is that we are constantly changing. We are shaped by our experiences and the people that walk in (and out) of our lives. These people leave us a little different, every single time.

What Is Love?

Because for love you will make sacrifices, you will be selfless and you will say sorry even when you know you are right. And when you hit a roadblock and the odds seem stacked against the survival of your relationship, you will fight for it with everything you’ve got. Sometimes you will do things for love without rhyme or reason. And sometimes love is the only reason you need.

Closure

When you go through a breakup, one of the ways to move forward is to find closure. Closure has different meanings for many, but…

Your Worth

We’ve all been there – feeling victimized by a friend, a boss, or a lover – who has treated us poorly or unfairly. It’s…

The Sorry Syndrome

Living in Vancouver, hearing the words “I’m sorry” is as common as the greeting “hello”. We say sorry a lot – to the point…

Lesson of Heartbreak

I’ve been blessed with a very fortunate life. But like everyone else out there, I’ve had my share of hardships and demons to battle…

The One-Night-Stand Kind

Somewhere along the way of our socialization in North America, females learned how to use their sexuality to lure men. We put on skimpy…

Lessons in Domestic Partnership

For many, domestic partnership is the next logical step in the relationship growth path after the dating stage. While it can be cohabitating bliss,…

Is Cheating Genetic?

Could your partner’s potential to be promiscuous lie partially in his/her DNA? Researchers from Binghamton University seem to think so. They found that a…

Are You a Good Friend?

Having an abundance of friends where interactions are based in love, care, support and value exchange is not a happening of chance, but a…

Relationship Reality Check

When I was a little girl, I fantasized that one day, I’d find my prince charming who was handsome and romantic, and he’d spoil…

Learning How to Fight

One of the largest hurdles and growing pains a couple will experience is learning how to communicate during times of distress and anger. Sometimes…

Ingredients For a Healthy Relationship

Love and romantic relationships can be a very hard thing to understand at times. It’s complex, irrational, and emotional, and without a proper foundation,…

True Romance

Growing up with fairytales, hallmark holidays and romantic movies – at a very young age, we formed a picture of what romance and love…

Working it Out Vs Tossing it Out

As a young girl, I interpreted events of my childhood that has created a perception of reality that has been part of my primary…

Lessons Learned This Birthday

Today is my birthday. Another year lived, and what a year it has been. Components of my life have changed dramatically – my home,…

Fear vs Love

“Your actions are birthed from a place of fear or a place of  love. If you do something that is fear based, even if…

The Vitamin Kind

Secret confession:  I am kicking a habit of drugs. Hold your gasps, I’m not talking about the narcotics kind, I’m talking about the boy…

Rejection Reread

When I was a little girl, I moved from an all Asian school to an all Caucasian school at the age of 6. I…

Nobody Said It Was Easy

Perseverance and commitment are two big themes that I’ve contemplated about this year.  In the last year,  I’ve explored being single again. I’ve met…