Last spring, after being in back-to-back relationships for a decade, I found myself single. That break-up was a long time coming but I didn't have the courage to end it. I was scared to put myself first because I didn't know who I was without someone else to love and support me. It was terrifying… Continue reading Who are you when the relationship falls away?
Would you make this vow?
Have you ever shared vows with a partner? I'm fascinated that we're taught to do this in marriage ceremonies, yet not with ourselves.While I've never been married, I've spent more time working through challenges in relationships to uphold our commitment to each other than I have with myself.After all, many of us have been raised to believe everything… Continue reading Would you make this vow?
When fear creates distance, choose LOVE
This struck me like a sack of bricks. I was going about my day, worried and anxious, unable to shake it no matter how much self-care I did. Until a moment of clarity. A thought I heard many times and fully believe echoed in my head. We're not meant to feel this way. We're meant… Continue reading When fear creates distance, choose LOVE
Keeping the love alive
Today is one of my favorite days of the year! (Besides my birthday and every other day) On this day some many many years ago in New Jersey, a little curly-haired boy was born to a happy fun-loving Italian couple: Frank, a skilled electrician and veteran of the Navy; and Josephine, a woman whose mean… Continue reading Keeping the love alive
I made an awful mistake
Can you remember a time you made a mistake or something didn't go your way? How did you react? One time when I was a young girl, my dad missed an opportunity at work and he yanked the telephone out of the wall in frustration! That's the only time I was ever scared of my… Continue reading I made an awful mistake