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Ellen Huerta
Ellen is the founder of Mend (, a community for the heartbroken. When she's not mending broken hearts, she's writing, baking or running at the beach.

Entries by Ellen Huerta

It's Officially Breakup Season

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2014 | 10:59 AM


If we refer back to historical Facebook status data, we are just about to enter the second major peak in breakups of the year.

The first peak, dubbed the "Spring Clean," occurs in March, but the second largest occurs about two...

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Why I'm Not Texting You Back Right Away (or At All)

(3) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 9:42 AM

I constantly feel pulled between two worlds: one where I'm hyper-connected and one where I'm not. I think about the space in our lives that we increasingly fill with texting, emailing, scrolling, pinning and liking, and I wonder: Is that space important to defend?

For me, the answer is yes....

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How Breakups Change as You Get Older

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 3:30 PM


Breaking up at 28 is different than breaking up at 21.

At 21, I needed to know why. I wanted to know if there was someone else. I wanted to know what happened. What happened exactly.

I thought asking questions would make it...

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Why I Left Google: Thoughts on Trading in Pride and Security for Authenticity

(238) Comments | Posted August 25, 2013 | 9:38 AM

'It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.' -- e.e. cummings

About six months ago, I decided to quit my very good job at Google to explore a different way to live life. I had a loose plan of how I wanted to spend my time, but the...

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