After retiring from teaching at a community college in May of 2011, I wrote a book, Too Much Gold to Flush: The Gift of Infidelity. Three months after I married in 2009, my husband kicked me out of the home that we had remodeled together, so he could marry his first sweetheart of 32 years ago. […]
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 […]
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 […]