The stages of grief were not meant to tell you what you feel, what you should feel, and when exactly you should feel it. They were not meant to dictate whether you are doing your grief "correctly" or not. They were meant to normalize a deeply not-normal time.
Then it was the moment I feared. It was our first dance as a married couple.
Miss Ju-Mie smiled and apologized. She tried to go on, but she kept cutting off her sentences, forgetting her words. Her hand touched her cheek, then her forehead, then her cheek again. It was as though she was trying to quell her frustration, to soothe red-rimmed eyes that warned of tears.
Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of sexual confusion, kissing, and foreplay for you to ponder and practice this week.
Mandela became our conscience. He transcended race and class. His thought was on the collective, not his individual pain. He was an authentic leader who never claimed to be perfect. His is a story of transformation, from militant freedom fighter to peacemaker.
Whether you are gay, straight or bisexual, finding love is an enigma. We see it unfold in movies and books with that instant attraction, the sexual spark that jumpstarts the relationship, and therefore think that is how it has to be. The reality, though, can be something quite different.
This powerful messenger may have made his transition but the message that thundered so loudly through his words and actions in his lifetime may be kept alive and thriving through us.
In short, you want to get on the path to loving yourself. Do things for yourself that feel good. When you feel good, you radiate goodness. Everyone else wants to be around you and you do not lose yourself in relationships.
They've lived challenging lives and they made it through. And this is why they are Rockstars.
Cast All Good Intentions and Things, Ancestors, Positive Cosmic Energy, Divine Spirits, Faith, Hope, Courage, Sympathy, Forgiveness, Peace, Empathy, ...
This city is my Enchanted Cottage. If I don't get another man, well, I tried, and in any case I still have Man-hattan.
Always speak from the position of 'I.' Avoid the use of 'you' when you are dealing with sensitive issues. As soon as you start with 'you,' the other person will disengage from active listening and get defensive.
You are exactly where you are meant to be if you are filled with peace, acceptance, compassion, and love for our fellow humans.
In marriage, losing is letting go of the need to fix everything for your partner, listening to their darkest parts with a heartache rather than a solution. It's being even more present in the painful moments than in the good times.
Life is too short to be surrounded by negativity, and it's definitely too short to go to bed next to somebody who brings it to our lives.
I've been alive for 34.5 years, and I have concluded that love is undefinable. Although I do know one thing I am absolutely sure of, and that is love is a choice.