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Love: Look At The Two Of Us

Reflection Last year, we travelled to Jamaica to celebrate my birthday, as well as to introduce my granddaughter to her grandfather and his family. It was a great trip for the most part but being me, it was difficult not to notice the contrasts of life and love. A few days after the big “Hottitude,” the name I gave to my celebratory event, my thoughts turned to the question, “What is love?” Being as we are only 72 or so hours away from Valentine’s Day, it felt right to republish

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Valentine Or None: It Matters Not

If #1 Is Taken Care Of Love is indeed in the air as Valentine’s Day approaches. This is a double-dose of love for me as my birthday is the day after. “Wait, I thought she was single, dateless and has no Valentine for a while now?” some of you are thinking. And you are absolutely right, I am all of that. Yet, those “conditions” will not cause me pain, distress or angst this Valentine’s Day. Since the beginning of this still New Year, Members of this community receives Weekday Wisdom©

Weekly Roundup: “Let Freedom Reign”

The Right To Live “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”  ― Nelson Mandela Not all truth is comfortable. One such is the truth, the deepest truth about a most precious “commodity” for some and a way of being taken for granted by others. Freedom. Whether the late Nelson Mandela was being inclusive in the statement quoted above or he was speaking to his personal history will not be debated. What is important is

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Spiritual Conspiracy: Peace And Love

Meeting People From Around Our World Previously published on September 11, 2014 The first time I left Jamaica, in fact the first time I boarded an aircraft, was at the age of 18 on my way to the former Soviet Union. Nothing could have ready me for the next seven years. I knew that at the end of my time in one of the coldest parts of the world, I would be the holder of a Master’s degree in International Relations but what about all the other things? A husband,

Dear Parents: Set Boundaries For Your Kids

Saying “No” Is Hard To Do Part One of this two-part successful parenting series was a horror story about one of the worst behaved kids I have ever met. Not all cases are like that, in fact most are not. At the end of  last week’s story I stated that children need to hear the word “No. Children need boundaries. I know most of you are thinking “well my child hates to hear no and acts out even more” and that very well may be true. I know how exhausting

7 Things To Do If Today Was Your Last Day

What Would Be On Your Lips? “My best friend gave me the best advice He said each day’s a gift and not a given right Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind And try to take the path less traveled by That first step you take is the longest stride…” – Nickleback, If Today Was Your Last Day Many have a love/hate relationship with the authors/singers of those lyrics, Nickelback. As for me, I simply love the song. A few years ago, it was on constant rotation in my

Do Men Find It Harder To Trust After A Breakup?

How Do You Mend A Broken Heart? If you have ever been through one of those dreadful relationships that ends in a breakup then you have certainly had that feeling of hesitation whether or not to trust someone again. Researchers term it “pistanthrophobia” the fear of trusting someone again after being hurt in love. I have been through it and so have many other people that I know, and as anyone who has been through a breakup will consent, it is a very complex situation to overcome. Actually, I decided

A Love Like This: Answer 3 Top Questions To Have One

Relationship Matters Motivational Monday and this week front and centre are relationships – how to get ready for one, attract one, be in one and even handle the end of one. Every woman and I dare say man, hope for a love like this – the one shared between my very best of friends, Beverly and Noel Martin.  They are most certainly the model and motivation for me where it concerns an intimate relationship. Before you enter or settle for the relationship you are now in – read this interview