All the sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. James Lowell I was smitten by Rael’s loving gestures in the early days of our relationship. He treated me like a queen and I felt like one. No wonder my heart fell captive to his charm.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live with in. ~ James Baldwin Isn’t it interesting how intimate relationships teach us things about ourselves that we would never had realized without the courage that comes from revealing ourselves to another during that time of new love? I […]
Falling in love on the first date is highly unlikely and, contrary to popular belief, totally undesirable. If I think I am in love after the first date, I am probably mistaking initial attraction for the unhealthy part of me that is attracted to the unhealthy part of him. And what feels like love at […]
A baby is born with the need to be loved and never outgrows it. ~Frank A. Clark There is no denying it. We all need it we all want it – love. Too often that love seems only obtainable if someone else validates us or deems us worthy of receiving it. Just for today, let’s […]
How delicious is the winning of a kiss at love’s beginning. ~ Thomas Campbell Interesting how easy it is to get swept into those romantic feelings at the beginning of a relationship. There is such willingness on both sides to feel the magic that comes with new love. Where does it go? How often have […]
Conversation has a kind of charm about it, an insinuating and insidious something that elicits secrets from us just like love or liquor. ~Lucius Annaeus Seneca Every relationship starts with a conversation. I think back to my initial conversation with Rael and I remember my eagerness to connect, to show my best self, and before the night was over, telling […]
Love yourself, accept yourself, forgive yourself,and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things. ~Leo Buscaglia I recently read a book, The Consciousness of Deserving by Rusty Berkus that used the term “snowflake self.” We are each unique snowflake, fingerprint selves. The trick […]
Love as if you liked yourself, and it may happen. ~Marge Piercy Self-love is one of those topics that can be so easily misinterpreted. True self-love has nothing to do with vanity, narcissism, or ego driven behavior. It is about taking the time, the energy, and the compassion to care for one’s self. I give myself […]