All posts by Celine Diaz

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Benefits of WAITING: One’s Worst Enemy & Best Friend

It's easy to feel discouraged when bad things happen in our lives, but it can be just as hard when good things don't happen -- when we wait for better things to come around, but they fall short of reality. We keep our chins up, trying to stay positive, but deep inside, a mounting feeling of ...

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Friendship: the Gift of Witnessing

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs "We need a witness to our lives. There's a billion people on the planet... I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you're promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things... all of it, all the ...

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Lessons Learned from My 8 Year Old Cousin

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs"Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3The past month has been a swirl of activity since my cousins visited from the Philippines. Unlike many people, I rarely get the opportunity to see my relatives. Being the ...

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"THE LIST": Top 6 Things Women (Should) Look for in Men

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsTHE DREAM ... Women long for intimacy and connection. It doesn't matter where it comes from--a friend, family member, boyfriend/husband--the fact remains the same: we yearn for someone to share our lives with, someone who'll witness us at our lowest points and also times of celebration, someone who'll understand our hopes and ...

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Doing What Works for YOU

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogs Sometimes we use other people's lives as standards for how we should live our own. A friend graduates from university and you think, "I should've graduated by now too." A friend gets married and you think, "I should be married by now too." A friend gets a promotion and you think, ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Life (Part 3): GOAL SETTING

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsReviewing our journey, Part 1 was about plucking weeds of unnecessary baggage from our lives, Part 2 was about planting seeds of the right mindset, and now, Part 3, is about nurturing the direction of our growth by setting goals.This is probably the most technical I'll ever get with my posts, ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Life (Part 2): RIGHT MINDSET

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsLast week's post (Part 1) was the weed-plucking stage: removing the negative baggage from our lives to make space for the new. Now with the soil cleared up, it's time to plant seeds -- seeds in the form of the "right mindset".THE 4 MINDSETS ...Mindset #1: Embrace Discomfort It sounds odd at first, ...

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Spring Cleaning Your Life (Part 1): LETTING GO

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsAhhh Spring has arrived--the season infamous for goal-setting and "fresh beginnings", sort of like the second chance after failing at New Year's Resolutions (jokes!). But now that the weather's warmer and the flowers are blooming, it makes sense that we want to be synonymous with nature: we crave for growth and ...

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A Love Letter from God

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsTo those of us who are currently still waiting for the 'right person' to come along, I want to share this with you--a reminder that although things seem bleak, God has great plans in store. Never give up. It's worth the wait.  Note: The following "Love Letter from God" was not ...

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Finding Meaning in Suffering

Follow this blog on Twitter @realtalkblogsExactly a year ago from today was the first time I considered possibly having clinical depression. Since then, it's amazing how much of a difference God has made in my life in the span of a year. Every time I think of it, I am speechless.. completely in awe. I could ...