Loves Me, Loves Me Not?

We all are pretty well aware that love isn’t always wonderful like we see in the movies. In real life, it’s often unpredictable, frustrating, even painful. While it certainly can offer plenty of rewards, these benefits don’t generally come without some dedicated effort and willingness to accept some challenges as part of the process. ThisContinue reading “Loves Me, Loves Me Not?”

Oshun – The Goddess of Love

In an ideal world, relationships would be easy. We would give love freely and generously, and receive love with ease. We would be upfront with our wants and desires and rationally communicate with one another if our needs aren’t being met. We would not try to coerce someone to feel a certain way — includingContinue reading “Oshun – The Goddess of Love”

Story Behind The Origin of Valentine’s Day

Much about Valentine’s Day is well known. The handwritten cards, chocolate hearts, and red roses are all staples of the annual tradition, recognized easily at any convenience store. However, much about how the holiday came to be remains a mystery, details lost to time and transformed as romantics retold history. Not only does this holiday haveContinue reading “Story Behind The Origin of Valentine’s Day”

The Joy of Giving Lasts More Than The Joy of Getting

Joy or happiness is a state of mind. It is a feeling that keeps people healthy and fit.  There is a famous quote ‘The more you give of yourself, the more you find yourself.’ There are many reasons why giving is important. It is a way to show appreciation, to say thank you, or toContinue reading “The Joy of Giving Lasts More Than The Joy of Getting”

Love Yourself

One of the most important relationships in your life is the relationship you have with yourself. Many of us invest so much time and energy in our relationships with others while completely disregarding our own relationship with ourselves, even though it’s actually the most important one. At some point you will realize how much youContinue reading “Love Yourself”

The Power of Words

Words have power. They can destroy and create. Sometimes a single word can change everything. Do you remember the words and kind acts that encouraged you when you were young? Perhaps a teacher, a coach, or a relative changed the trajectory of your life, all with the way they spoke to you. Hopefully, he orContinue reading “The Power of Words”

Reflections on 5 Years of Marriage

Today Ana and myself celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary! These 5 years have been absolutely fantastic. We both have grown in so many ways. But this times hasn’t always been rosy, we’ve had our ups and downs, we’ve had our fair share of challenges. But as the quote on top says, we’ve been by eachContinue reading “Reflections on 5 Years of Marriage”

Being the right person

Quite a few of my friends are at the stage of looking out for the right person to settle down with. Most of the time we are comparing ourselves to others, whether it is with our spouses or spouse-to-be, or families or colleagues at work, or friends. We catch ourselves saying wish I was onContinue reading “Being the right person”

The Floor Maid at the Tewksbury Institute

Dr. Frank Mayfield was touring Tewksbury Institute when, on his way out, he accidentally collided with an elderly floor maid. To cover the awkward moment Dr. May field started asking questions. “How long have you worked here?” “I’ve worked here almost since the place opened,” the maid replied. “What can you tell me about theContinue reading “The Floor Maid at the Tewksbury Institute”