From the best mom in the world to a shell of the woman that she once was, this is the story of my alcoholic mother.

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“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

Part 1: A real superwoman.

When I was a child, my mom was the best parent in the world. A real superwoman. I…

I had taken time for granted and learned the hard way when life and its unpredictability suddenly put that time to an end.

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Better three hours too soon than a minute too late. — William Shakespeare.

There is nothing worse than the feeling of regret, and I learned that the hard way when my Grandma suddenly passed away from heart failure. …

My life drastically changed after my father became a white-collar criminal on the run and put our relationship through the wringer.

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September 11th, 2001: I’m in my 5th-grade classroom on a remote Caribbean island, watching as my teachers cry in shock about something going on in the news. I’m still young, but I can tell something catastrophic has happened. …

How to tone your body and get in shape easily without ever stepping into a gym or doing boring repetitive workout routines.

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If you’ve clicked on this article, then congratulations, you hate the gym as much as I do. The thought of first going all the way over to a gym and then trying to accomplish some kind of workout routine never appealed to me. …

If you’ve ever been referred to as the nice guy or rejected by women for being too nice, read this to understand what it really means.

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I’ve been watching the new season of Love Island UK and in the reality show a sweet little guy called Hugo, who despite being everyone’s favourite, is also the one no one wants to date. He gets rejected by pretty much all of the women for being… well, too nice.

Maria Martins

Eternal optimist and writer. I love sharing stories while hopefully uplifting my readers along the way.

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