Last week, my niece sent me a message. She asked when we could hold a video call. To be honest, I was torn. My initial reaction (in my head, that is) was to type back: "How about this coming weekend? Saturday evening?" But wait! I was supposed to finish my grad school readings last Saturday… Continue reading Choose Moments, Not Activities
At the bookstore yesterday afternoon, I found myself wandering over to the section dedicated to craft books. It's my default whenever I visit any bookstore. Since there was one whole shelf - from floor to ceiling - of such books, I decided to take my time. My fingers slowly glided from one book's spine to… Continue reading A Trip to the Bookstore
. . . but we don't have to deal with it alone. Here are some tips that worked (and continue to work) for me when a big wave of depression hit me last year (no, it had nothing to do with the pandemic). Talk to someone you can trust, someone who won't laugh when you say… Continue reading Depression is real . . .
Never underestimate the power of small talk. I know of some people who don't indulge or enjoy small talk. They told me it sounds fake, and it's too superficial. Or worse: they say those who indulge in small talk only want to get something from others. I admit I enjoy small talk, but it's not… Continue reading The Power of Small Talk