Waterloo station, 1998

Flor Taboada Healing, Love, Relationships

LONDON It was a warm, sunny evening. I only had a suitcase 🧳 but that’s all I needed. I was excited and looking forward to my new life in a foreign country whose language I hardly spoke.  I had left Madrid 2 weeks before. I had decided to have my hair cut really short and, on my way to my new life, …

The silent pain of heartbreak

Flor Taboada blog, Emotional healing, Healing, Heartbreak, Self-care

I think the challenges that a heartbreak brings are underestimated. We do not talk about it much. Often well intentioned and caring friends and family will give us advice and try to cheer us up so we can get over it as soon as possible. Breakups happen to anyone but that doesn’t make them less painful or challenging. And we …

Homecoming

Flor Taboada blog, Emotional healing, Healing, Heartbreak, Self-care

I used to find it really hard to express my feelings, to show vulnerability and reach out for support. I guess since an early age I learnt to cope on my own. Not because I couldn’t have had support. But because I didn’t want to cause any trouble or be a burden. Plus, in my mind, asking for help and …

Don’t get over it

Flor Taboada blog, Healing, Heartbreak, Self-care

I totally get that you want to get over your heartbreak as soon as possible. But I’m so glad I simply didn’t get OVER mine, as I had done before. It was a “through” rather than an “over” I’m grateful that I followed that inner voice that told me to do things differently. Because the voice was right. It was …