When You or Someone You Know is Struggling with Depression

It’s hard for someone going through depression to open up to people. There’s a fear of being judged, a fear of being a nuisance–so many reasons to make it feel better to just go at it alone. So when someone does open up to you, know that it took a great deal of courage for […]

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What My Uber Driver Used to Have for Breakfast

“That’s barako, isn’t it?” Mang Englebert, my Uber driver asked. The question came after I had opened my thermos full of coffee brewed at home with local arabica beans. I wasn’t prepared for a conversation. After all, I hadn’t had my coffee yet, and I’m of no use to humankind until I’ve had a dose […]

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