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Ask Celes – I’m Getting Married and I’m Afraid of My Wife Seeing My Private Parts. Help?

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Dear Celes, I am a 25-year old man. I am facing the biggest crisis in my life as I am going to get married. My brief background would make it clear. When I was a kid, around 10, my female cousin (around the same age) and…

Ask Celes – I’ve Been Hurt Deeply Before. How Can I Restore My Faith in Relationships?

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Dear Celes, I don’t remember how I found you and your blog. What I remember is how touched I felt when I read your series “How to Move On from a Heartbreak.” At that time I was in a similar ambiguous romantic-yet-not-in-a-relationship position that you were in…

Ask Celes – Should I Marry a Guy I Don’t Love?

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Dear Celes, Thank you very much for your wonderful blog. I feel that you are very sensible woman. As you have found your true love, I’ve decided to ask you for advice — should I marry a very decent guy if I don’t feel anything more than respect and…

Ask Celes – How Do I Encourage My Friends (and Family) to Grow?

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Hi Celes! First of all, I’d like to thank you for the great posts on PE; I’ve experienced tremendous growth in the past few months. My question is, how can I encourage my friends to become more conscious human beings, just as I have? I…

Ask Celes – I Just Graduated. Should I Go for My Dream Job or Continue Studying?

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Hi Celes, I’ve enjoyed reading PE since my undergraduate days and your tips on becoming a dean’s lister helped me to get on that elusive list for 2 consecutive years! Many thanks Now that I’ve graduated in July, I have two options:  1) My dream job…

Ask Celes – My Father Just Passed Away and It Seems Pointless that He Isn’t Around Anymore. What Should I Do?

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Hi Celes! First, I wanted to congratulate you on your engagement! I am not sure if you remember me, but I used to participate all the time in your 30DLBL and 30BBM runs. I want to thank you for all you have contributed. Though you may…

Ask Celes – Why Do Some People Have Innate Talent But Not Others? It’s Not Fair!

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Hello Celes! I read your talent article and have a question. I mean, when I listen to voices like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera, they must have an innate gift. How come there are no other singers like them? I don’t know what…

Ask Celes – Should I Tell My Friends/Family about My Interest in Self-Help?

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Hi Celes! I was wondering about your thoughts on being open with what you do in terms of personal growth and self-help? I tend to keep my “self-help” activities rather private; almost no one knows that I read several blogs on the topic, journal/mind dump,…

Ask Celes — How to Keep Calm and Make a Good First Impression in 15 Minutes or Less

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How do you put your best foot forward when you have a short time to make a good impression? I’ve had times when I have to go to a new place and meet new people in workshops, competitions and conferences which are very short. I…

Ask Celes – How Can I Overcome the Fear of Losing Loved Ones?

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Recently my mother’s only brother died. I’m in a state of depression now. How can I overcome the fear of losing loved ones? ~ Harikaevani Hey Harikaevani, first off, I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle. I sincerely hope you, your mom,…


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