The South African Supreme Court of Appeal's unanimous decision to find Oscar Pistorius guilty of murder by overturning a lower court's verdict of culpable homicide has important implications for the country's judicial system.
When you celebrate a wedding, a graduation party, or a holiday like Valentine's Day, do you ever stop to think about doing it differently? Or even more importantly, do you think about the deeper meaning? Let's think about it in a little depth.
How are my children supposed to have a childhood filled with magic and wonder if they are to go over a month without a holiday that is celebrated with a stranger breaking into our home and leaving them gifts and high fructose corn syrup?
Labels can feel validating -- as well as limiting -- but what labels really represent is the fact that most of us want to feel like we belong somewhere.
I drove at least a dozen couples to and from their happy festivities this Valentine's Day; some slightly inebriated but all on an upbeat swing in their lives. They were mostly young but a sprinkling of middle-aged couples.
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"Arms stretched out behind you, grasp your hands behind your back... lift your gaze and open the heart" The yoga instructor gently continues to remind...
Jax had a box in his hands. It was covered in silver glitter and red and pink felt hearts, and he held it close to his chest, protecting it, as he ran to me with a huge smile. He straightened his arms, still holding the box in both of his hands, and presented the gift before me. It was an inexpensive cardboard box, but I could tell he was handing me his whole and entire heart.
Don't let guilt get the best of you, because you're innocent whether or not you like the boy. You're not a bitch for turning him down, you're not "cold," for rejecting someone's flirtatious advances. You don't owe anyone anything.
The origins of Valentine's Day are murky, but most of the versions contain martyrdom and mystery.
My husband and I have worked at our marriage; we've worked hard. We have been the movie that would make you uncomfortable in some parts, and have you crying in others. There have been several times when we might have quit.
History has shown us that people will fight for love's integrity, even when it is against popular opinion, violating both state and federal laws, and possibly causing them their lives.
Valentine's Day can be a particularly lonely holiday for many, especially for older adults. By creating (over 30,000!) handmade cards we were able to spread some love and kindness to seniors who need it.