Category Archives: Love

When the End Becomes the Beginning

He’s gone? My Finn? Could he really be gone? My one-of-a-kind dog. My lifesaver. My everything. Nothing about the moments after Finn died was tangible except my grief and my longing for his deep, warm eyes to look at me lovingly just once more. Even though I didn’t plan it or know I needed it, […]

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One Roof or Two? Love in the Time of Solitude

My husband, David, does irritating things. Most of them are your typical, run-of-the-mill guy things, such as leaving his dirty dishes near the dishwasher, but never in the dishwasher, and throwing his stinky socks near the hamper, but never in the hamper. I’m sensing a pattern here, are you? (One thing he never does though […]

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How Lovable Are You?

How lovable are you these days? Are you happy? Are you in love? Wishing for love? Feeling love? Spreading love? Or, do you wish Cupid would call in sick and they’d take Valentine’s Day off the calendar indefinitely? If you’re feeling blah about love, it’s time to be honest about how much you love yourself. We […]

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Tell Them. And Tell Them Now.

Since his death last week, the news has been flooded with stories about Robin Williams. Film clips of his unquestionable genius streaming continuously making us weepy and nostalgic. And countless people have sounded off with accolades and remembrances of his wit, charm, brilliance, and kindness. Isn’t it wonderful how we rally together when someone dies? […]

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What Bread + Flowers Taught Me About Love

When I got married, I worried that the minister didn’t know my fiancé and me well enough to deliver a heartfelt, engaging ceremony. We were, after all, getting married on a tiny island in the Bahamas and had just recently met this man of God, who also toiled as the town baker. For the days […]

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Feeling Motherless on Mother’s Day?

Mother’s Day. A day of flowers and gifts; memories and affection. But what if you’re feeling motherless of Mother’s Day? Perhaps you’re like me and your mom died when you were young. Or, maybe you don’t have a deep relationship with your mother, or for that matter, you have no relationship at all. What then? […]

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How Not to Get Sued by Your Own Child

Do you give your child everything you never had? Do you let their disrespectful tone reverberate between you hoping that they’ll grow out of it? Do you reward their expected behavior with parties and presents? That’s exactly how you walk right into getting sued by your own child. Recently, New Jersey teen, Rachel Canning, sued […]

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She’s Yours, But Not to Keep

I didn’t want to be the one to make the decision. I hoped my husband, David, would make it for us. But as we sat on the sofa with Nilla, our sleeping, thirteen year old golden retriever, neither of us was ready to say goodbye. A few minutes later, she woke up and looked at […]

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Love Actually is, All Around

For the past three years, right around Valentine’s Day, someone I’ve known, loved, or admired has died. I began to wonder if this was all a strange coincidence, or worse, a cruel joke that the Universe was playing. How thick the irony, that so close to the day of love, such heartache and loss could […]

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