Category Archives: Love

When the End Becomes the Beginning

My head was pounding as loudly as my heart. I didn’t want to open my eyes and see my husband carrying Finn, our seven year old Golden Retriever, out to the open back hatch of our veterinarian’s Subaru. I couldn’t bear the thought of Finn leaving us. When I finally opened my eyes, I looked […]

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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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What I Know About Love and Marriage

It rained on my wedding day. Huge drops fell on our Bahamian town and left us running for cover. I paced in my cabana, fretting that the rain wouldn’t stop in time for the wedding. David, my soon-to-be husband, handed me a glass of champagne and reminded me that the weather was out of our […]

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