For me, Valentine’s Day is a “holiday” that should be celebrated throughout the year, not just on 2/14. Men and women alike, want to feel needed, loved, respected and maybe most of all, appreciated. Words are meaningful, but actions may be more powerful. How do you tell/show someone that they mean a lot to you? […]
In a relationship, it is important to fight/play fair….but I am a realist and I am aware that this approach is difficult at times. When a conflict arises, how do you handle it? Do you withdraw? Do you become angry and heated? Do you find comfort/solace in a friend or familiar person? Or, do you […]
No matter who you are, where you are from or what your life path is, stress is an overwhelming emotion that reinforces our need to take a step back and relax for a minute….or two, okay, maybe 20.
Before I begin, I would like to define the term relationship. I am referring to those in my life that I have direct contact with: for instance, my husband, family, friends, co-workers and acquaintances. Let me try to be a bit abstract and maybe even creative: In my world, “respect” is my tree and the […]
3. It isn’t fair…. And that is okay! There are times when life can hand you a lemon, shower you with lemonade or dump a truck-full of lemons all over you. Life is going to be hard, difficult and may even become what we perceive as “impossible”. However, we should value the lessons offered and […]
National Cheesecake Day. A national, unofficial “holiday” that beckons for you to eat food?! Yes, please!! And yes, dessert, to me, is an individualized food group. Although, I, for one, would like the day to indulge in a variety of decadent cheesecake-esque desserts while my job pays me to, I will observe the “holiday” on […]
Over the years, “stress” has inevitably become a consistent part of daily living for many individuals. Personally, “stress” had historically been affecting my health. Indirectly, however, it had also been influencing how my significant other and I managed to maintain our relationship with the strain of stressful life events. I utilize the word “stress” in […]
Our relationship reminds me of the show Green Acres, wherein I prefer Times Square over fresh air and farm living. As we are both from various parts of New Jersey, I enjoy city life and the closeness of malls, food, hospitals and other human beings. My husband, on the other hand, lived in the middle of nowhere, where a trip to any of these places, or to a friend’s house, would be enough for me to forgo the trip altogether.