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    Have you ever felt stuck?

    Hey zararina! Having read some of the discussions here, I noticed that most of the member's exchanges were focused on helping each other and sharing experiences that other members can learn from. That made me feel comfortable instantly. I know I can count on you guys to give sound and unbiased...
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    Have you ever felt stuck?

    Hey Cecil! I want to say that I'm glad that someone else feels the way I do, that I'm not alone after all but I know how crappy the situation we are in makes one feel so let me just say I hear you. :) Like you, my mind is always consumed with thoughts of could-have-beens and might-have-beens...
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    Have you ever felt stuck?

    Hi rad! :p My son is the only reason that I have for continuing to strive for the best. He is my motivation and he keeps me going. Seeing him smile and hearing his laughter gives me strength to conquer all the hardships that life throws our way. You made one good point. I don't have a stable...
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    Disciplining your child -- What works for you?

    I have a 5 year-old son and I'm running out of ideas on how to discipline him without resulting to spanking. I tried giving him rewards. I also tried giving him time outs. Heck, I even tried to use reverse psychology on him. :D But he really is a toughie. I know its natural for kids to be a bit...
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    Have you ever felt stuck?

    Hi fancyfingers! :) We share the same feeling. I want to try a lot of things that I haven't done before but can't because of the lack of time. I like your suggestion. A list will be very helpful because although I think too much, I'm a lousy planner. Maybe once I have a list of things that...
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    Coffee with herbs?

    Hey Cecil! :p Thanks for letting me know what brand of coffee that is. I thought you were referring to those instant coffee that has chamomile extract or ling zhi (I have no idea what ling zhi is by the way :D). I came across those in the grocery but I have yet to try them. I have seen the Jimms...
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    Music for relaxation

    Music never fails to remove the dark aura that envelopes me when I'm feeling jaded. When I'm feeling down or tired, I just plug my ears with my earphones, close my eyes, and listen away. I am guilty of sticking to only one particular genre though. I love rock music. What most people consider to...
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    Your Favourite Inspirational Song?

    One of the songs that inspires me is Downtown by Petula Clark. Whenever I feel down and all beaten up, I just listen to this song and it never fails to cheer me up. It always reminds me to appreciate the simple things in life. :) No matter how burdened we are with worries and troubles that seem...
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    Have you ever felt stuck?

    For the benefit of those who haven't read my introduction, I have very high aspirations in life. I am very ambitious. I've made a lot of wrong decisions in life though that led to the situation I'm in now. I feel like my life is going nowhere -- like I'm speeding 100 km/h to the wrong...
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    Coffee with herbs?

    Hey Cecil! I haven't heard of that particular brand yet. Mind letting me know what that is? ;) Anyway, like you AmazingP, I am not fond of drinking coffee before. I just drink a cup when I need to jump start my system. My love affair with coffee began when I tried adding a pinch of cinnamon to...
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    Go-Getter or Go-Giver?

    I'm definitely a go-giver. I give whenever I can whether. Problem is, I am such a go-giver that I sometimes forget to leave something for my self. :( Go-givers more often than not are taken advantaged of. Having said this, I guess I can safely say that based on experience, being a "hard core"...
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    The Fear of Getting Old

    I don't fear physical aging. I couldn't care less about how I look right now, much less when I grow old. What I fear is aging without accomplishing anything worthwhile. I have high aspirations but a lot of factors are hindering me from achieving my goals. I always feel like I'm running out of...
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    Do you hate some aspects of yourself?

    I am a very pessimistic person. I know that my pessimism affects my life but I don't think I can change this destructive attitude towards life. I also am a worrier. The problem is I think too much and I end up worrying instead of finding solutions. As a result, I end up doing nothing. These...
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    How did you cope up with losing a loved-one?

    Losing a loved one is hard enough. How much more in your case? My condolences to you and your family Cecil. My mother died 9 years ago. Although 9 years is a long time, I haven't completely learned how to cope. The night before she died we had an argument and the last words that she said to me...
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    Atheism

    First, I am an atheist. I do not believe in any deities. I respect other people and their beliefs as long as they leave me be. You stated a good point there DeeNeely. One of the misconceptions about atheists is that we have no moral basis. Just because religion is the most common basis of...