With almost a year before Valentine's Day hits again, the Obama administration has time to take an unsparing look at the ever-growing crowd of American allies and ally-wannabes. It's time for Washington to send the equivalent of a "Dear John" letter to a half dozen foreign capitals.
Practice this micro-meditation as many times as you wish, and just watch as your reservoir of love deepens and widens, day after day. The chances are great that it will, and that your life will become richer and more enjoyable, and you'll start meeting new people who also love you for who you are.
The most important element of any party, in my opinion, is the theme. Having a theme directs the party and makes planning and decorating for the event significantly easier. There are so so many fun, cute and unique themes out there -- a theme doesn't have to be traditional either.
Because if you really want that white chocolate candy bar with peanut M&M red hearts inside of it - buy it for yourself. Just like if you want to a bouquet of something that smells nice to freshen up your apartment or a stuffed animal to squeeze, shell out the $5 bucks and make yourself happy.
Unfortunately for now, sexual and domestic violence is a year round thing -- so let's make sure that #survivorloveletter project continues to be a year round space as a reminder for all of us to celebrate survivors, educate our country with powerful messages and stories in hopes of undoing America's rape culture.
I never knew how much I was truly cared about or that I actually influence people's lives. Society has a tendency to see me as a broken individual, but with love, I've learned to shatter those lenses and begin to see myself as a source of love.
Truth be told, most days with Rob feel like Valentine's Day anyway. Why mess with success? I miss you, Mom. Hope you and Dad are dancing on clouds and giving the stars a run for their money.
There are unique misperceptions and challenges involved with the search for senior living options for a couple.
I can recognize how that would be unnerving to some people. Most people don't know what self-love is and even fewer practice it. Sitting alone at lunch before the Alvin Ailey show was a stand for me, a form of personal activism.
Most people's V-Days don't look like the ones you see on TV -- or in your social media news feeds. And you might even be feeling a little bummed if your significant other didn't pull out all the stops. That's totally OK, but ere's how to deal with those lingering emotions.
Can you imagine being in a relationship with somebody who never listens to you? Somebody who never cleans up their messes or owns up to their mistakes? Somebody who keeps promising they'll change, year in and year out, but never does?
Having been married for over 20 years -- hello, where did the time go? -- Valentine's Day was, well, just another day. It's not that I am any less in love. Quite the opposite. And a lot of my peers have the same blasé bias about February 14th.
This year for Valentine's I'm cooking myself a steak and pouring myself a glass of Merlot. I will cut into my steak, red and rare, decant my dark, rich wine, and this is its own bloody communion.
Sex education has typically been an extracurricular activity in Ugandan schools, and not part of the syllabus. This is often how rumors and myths spread among uninformed youth.
I have watched many decide to divorce. To admit they have failed in maintaining love for someone they vowed to love. Forever. It feels awful. I know. I have done it myself.
Eat your heart out E.L. James! Move on over. There's a new book in town. A real slice of life-- something everyone can sink their teeth into. Its heroine's exploits dwarf those of Ana Steele.