In this month of giving thanks, I am grateful for the lessons of my life. Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve learned is that a meaningful life is about growing your soul, and it happens slowly, in the process of engaging life. My own soul was battered early, when all the closest people in family died during my teenage years, and I was left alone, terrified, without money, education or an idea of what to do.
Some people have a strong response to the old slave custom of jumping the broom in their wedding ceremony today. I had a strong response when I thought about it for my own wedding. I began crying, to my surprise. I had seen the tradition performed a few times in movie weddings (i.e., "Jumping the Broom" starring Paula Patton) and I never thought much about it until my own planning. The tears came when I thought about my fiance and I jumping over a broom at the end of our ceremony.
So often when we have are having difficulties, we view the problem and the solution and something that is outside of ourselves. This is particularly true in the area of relationships where we hear “If only he would” or “If only she wouldn’t”. On our website to help people who live with an alcoholic we have a program laid out. Unfortunately most of the members come to find that one nugget that will make him, or her, stop drinking and then life can be wonderful. We call it the looking for the
I was a gay Boy Scout. I didn't know it at the time but I definitely was what the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) fears most.
When I was single, I remember those days of wondering when the heck was I gonna find my man? I was so SICK and TIRED of being alone. I hated the feeling of those lonely Saturday nights by myself (and Friday nights, and Sunday nights… and…) I had so many doubts that I’d ever even find a good man at all and fears of being alone forever. That maybe, by some weird freak of nature, I was “meant” to be alone. Can you relate?
I wanted to get away from the more standard type of Valentines Day articles that seem to surround gifts and hot sex, so I asked this question on my Facebook page: What topic should I write about for Valentines Day?
As exciting as it was watching the Baltimore Ravens play the San Francisco 49ers for the Super Bowl title, one of the better parts of the game was watching the commercials. They say sex sells and this years collection of ads proved the saying to be true. Spotlighting The Big Easy's allure of sex, love and magic - here's four things I learned about dating from watching the game.
Coming up with Valentine’s Day gift ideas can be a challenge, especially if you’ve been together a while. Roses are always a lovely choice but are overpriced during the holiday, and chocolate doesn’t usually go over well with most women who are constantly watching their figures. Getting a gift for a man can be very difficult, too, especially when you want to give him something that’s still in the theme of
When a man whistles at you, how does that make you feel? According to the Daily Mail, an old-fashioned wolf whistle encourages 38 percent of women to stick to their diets and 54 percent of those asked admitted they loved receiving one. Clearly many women think it's flattering.
Assertiveness-Getting What You Want In the world today we are faced with many choices. We are all built with the instinct for fight or flight when faced with confrontation. But there is a third way--it is to speak up with an assertative voice about what we really want and need in life.