All the recent self-help books talk about the importance of boundaries in our life. To maintain your own inner peace and harmony, you got to set boundaries, especially with the closest people in your environment. Mothers, fathers, siblings, partners, children, friends. Boundaries are needed when you feel unwanted influence, interference, or undesirable participation in your … Continue reading (Boundaries)
Relationships with the city you are living in are as complicated as relationships you are having with a loved one. Sometimes it is love at first sight. Often times, love fades away and you see another side of the city. The first time I saw Taipei from the window of the airplane, I instantly felt … Continue reading love-hate relationships
Last week we finally met our puppy Taco. We had been preparing for him for the last 2 months, watching YouTube videos, reading blogs and articles, stocking house with all the necessary pet stuff. Last week we finally met him and fell in love at first sight and sniff. Even though it has been only … Continue reading Every puppy is unique
Hemingway once said, if you have a blank paper in front of you and you struggle to write anything, "just write one true sentence." Just one true statement. And then it will flow naturally. "I feel very sad today" is my sentence. Today I feel sad because it is raining heavily and I haven't seen … Continue reading One true sentence
-- Mom, do you have a dream? -- Dreams are for storytellers and helpless romantics. -- So are you saying it is a bad thing to have dreams in life? -- I am saying that it is better to have goals. Concrete, feasible aims and clear steps towards them. -- Dad always dreams. -- He … Continue reading Do you have a dream?
We have been together for 2,5 years. So many things have happened. So much time has passed since we met. So much I still haven't said. So I am saying it now: Thank you for being someone who came to my life when I least expected and most needed. I did not wait for you, … Continue reading So much time. So little time.
My last class. My last zoom meeting with the students this semester. I turn off the camera, mute the microphone, relax my face, lean back on the chair, and finally put my feet on the desk - something I could never do in front of my students on zoom. It is such a liberating feeling … Continue reading zoom, zoom, zoom
I do not know how to ride a bike. It is embarrassing. I am 32, and the only bike I have ever truly mastered was a tricycle when I was 5. I always feel ashamed to admit I cannot ride a bicycle. By my age, you are supposed to know that. It is like one … Continue reading Two-wheel friend or enemy…
You will always remember your first dog. Not because it was the best, smartest, or most beautiful dog in the world, but because it was your first one. Your first furry love. My first dog was a poodle. Like most children, at the age of 5, I decided I wanted a dog. Immediately. At any … Continue reading 🐶For dog-lovers only!
Today after watching and reading news on coronavirus for hours and feeling more and more anxious about the pandemic, I thought: when was the last time I felt complete peace in my body and mind? Not just a 5-minute relief or a fleeting sense of excitement, but a feeling of absolute happiness, stillness, and inner … Continue reading Covid-19 and Caves?