The Courage to Love the Broken

Courage means different things to different people. For some, it takes courage to just get out of bed and face the day. For others, it is about breaking another barrier or limiting belief in themselves. To me, nothing demands more courage than opening my heart to love and allowing someone else in. That is the scariest thing to me. Because ...

Poem: Blind Date, Take Two

JANE'S STORY Sheepishly saying no, Silently saying yes. Maybe I should go, He might pass the test. His name was Joe, Showed up in his Sunday best. A striking polka dot bow, Combined with a yellow vest. Superficial? Me? No! Neither am I blind. Yes? Fine, I'll let the outfit go, But dude keeps staring at my breasts! Sheepishly saying ...

Why Do We Settle?

Don't settle for anything less than you deserve. No one should.  We hear it often enough, don't we? But do we really take it to heart and practice it in our daily life? Many people settle for various reasons. Be it because of fear, or because they do not know any better. Surprisingly, a lot of people settle for less ...

Successful Single Women

English | Chinese The successful single women in Asia are called, "The Leftovers". If you are single, highly educated, successful, and are still not married by age 30 - you will be considered as the "leftover women". And I suppose, the divorced women or single mothers will be at the bottom of that "scrap-heap". My favourite (sarcasm) paragraph from ...

My latest article for Huffington Post

Hi everyone, I had a lovely Thanksgiving surprise yesterday. My latest article for Huffington Post has been published! In this article, I shared the 5 important lessons I have learnt after my divorce. Here is a little snippet from the post :- "Sometimes we do not know how much a decision will impact us until it is done. This is ...

Postcard from Helena

Maya, I have not been lucky in love. It’s not that I haven’t had any good relationships, but the fact that I am alone -- well, sort of -- should tell you that I have not been ultimately successful. If one measures success as the trapping of a husband, that is. I have left in my wake a ...

Poem: The Break Down

Note: This is Part Two of my poetic duet with Desiree, whereby she takes on the voice of “The Wife” and I take on the role of “The Husband”. For Part One of our poetic duet, please go here.    THE WIFE Another night of turned backs Silence deepening marital cracks Her physical touches continually spurned Her weary ...

Page 2 of 41234