Breakup Or Breakout

Breakup Or Breakout

“Tis better to have loved and lost/ Than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson Truer words were never spoken. To have known love is to have experienced what this life is about, or should be about. The tragedy is that this is not taught. How to learn to love? It can start from being loved as a child, or it can be learned with all its ups and downs as we grow up, or maybe it is never learned. The reason many people can’t know or…

Is Love A Choice

Is Love A Choice

“We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.” – Kahlil Gibran We are programmed, if you will, by who we are and this stays within us over time. What we have learned and feel about ourselves and others comes as part of our innate personality coupled with our early learned experiences. That being said, we are ‘drawn’ to certain people and feel comfortable and attracted to them as a matter of instinct. We may have a fantasy idea of an ideal partner, but our heart will tell…

Emotions And Health

Emotions And Health

“Immortality—a fate worse than death.” – Edgar A. Shoaff When we are young we all believe we are immortal and only look to the future. We can do anything, and often do! As we add on years our perspective changes. Life and its’ lessons have made us different. Depending on our experiences we become wiser, cautious, scared, or beaten. We are not the carefree people believing this life goes on forever. Of course in reality we all know no one gets out of here alive. Before age fifty we talk…

Is Compromise A Dirty Word

Is Compromise A Dirty Word

“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us.” – Martin Luther King Jr. Yeh, yeh, yeh… try that when you’re in the midst of a fit and hating that person. It doesn’t work then, and for some people it never really works. It can feel like loss of power or control and at times the loss…

Horses Asses… With Money

Horses Asses… With Money

“Prosperity depends more on wanting what you have than having what you want.” – Geoffrey F. Abert. “Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe When it comes to showing off there is no shortage of jackasses. The world is full of people, especially today, making sure you know they have money. It’s really quite interesting to observe the many forms this whole business takes. It can be as simple as over tipping or a fancy car or designer anything. Men can order Chateau de Chine wine and women…