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Jael Amador

writes from New York, New York.

Say Nice Things

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” I heard that a lot when I was growing up. Apparently, I …

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Deep Dark Secrets

There’s always that one thing. That one thing that you fear that others will find out about you. Ok, maybe it’s more than one thing. …

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Ask for Miracles

I can’t remember that last time I saw a miracle. And I often wonder if it’s because my prayers have become formulaic. It’s hard to …

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The Phone Call

I’ve always considered myself to be a pretty intelligent person. One of my favorite stories to tell is of an incident that happened in my …

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A Little Strange

I feel a little strange. Strange because now that my primary source of stress (my dissertation proposal) is over, I’m well rested and I’m not …

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Getting a Haircut

WHY?! WHY?! WHY ME?! I left the hair salon in tears. To be honest, it had been a while since I’ve been in for a …

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I Know My Way Back

When I left New York City a few years ago, I had a really difficult time getting used to California. Well, to say getting used …

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Change Is Possible

I work at a university counseling center. I spend my days talking to amazing college students. Many of them are in pain, not physical pain, …

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