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The Joy and the Lessons I Learned in Living Alone

I’d say it was initially a chance which then became a personal choice; it is both rewarding and challenging. Living alone, also known as Single-person households (SPHs) or One-person households (OPHs), has been on a rise since the late 20th century. In the United States, research shows that “between 1999 and 2014, the number of single-person households went up to about 34.2 million from 26.6 million, an average annual rise of 1.7 percent.” This is not only apparent in the US but also across other countries, where the aging population is growing and the change of lifestyle in the younger…

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The Quest for Joy

My friend, Cristine, and I had a quick catch-up last weekend. She’s back in Asia (and spending quality time with her family and friends in the Philippines) from the USA for the term-break. She’s currently talking her MA in Psychology; she’s passionate about helping people succeed in life without sacrificing mental health. And she is in the right direction of being a Personal Development Coach. During our conversation over coffee, we exchanged stories and asked questions like how’s life in general. But this one surprised me – “What is your word for 2019?” I responded promptly without hesitation — “It’s…

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