Love Languages: A Superpower

I mentioned something in this week’s podcast in a rather off-handed way that I want to take a little deeper. Respect for oneself is the ultimate form of self-love. Once we respect ourselves, we will start making decisions that are good for us.“ Lily Fields, Philosopher Princess Remember what we have been saying since-well–forever? SinceContinue reading “Love Languages: A Superpower”

Love Languages: When it seems too easy

Remember that meme I talked about? The one with the lady who’s sitting, talking on the phone with a girlfriend and she says, “Oh, I’m just over here overthinking the joy out of everything.”? Welcome to that edition of talking about Love Languages. Remember, we are in the thick of a discussion of how itContinue reading “Love Languages: When it seems too easy”

On Humility and the Love Languages

I’m going to gush about someone today. He’s someone who I don’t think even knows this blog exists, and there is little risk whatsoever that he ever read this article. This person is my father-in-law. As a matter of fact, if he knew what I am about to say, I’m not sure he would knowContinue reading “On Humility and the Love Languages”

Love Languages: Easier Said Than Done

“Love is a many splendored thing. Love, lift us up where be long…All you need is love.” Thus begins the Elephant Love Medley from the Baz Luhrmann film Moulin Rouge. It sounds best if you imagine it in Ewan MacGregor’s pretty brogue. Theoretically, I love love. I enjoy the feelings of love, at least, asContinue reading “Love Languages: Easier Said Than Done”

Mid-Life Crisis and the Love Languages

Have you ever been listening to someone complain about another person and suddenly started feeling sweaty? Nervous? It can be about something stupid, like a husband who forgot to put the cap back on the toothpaste. And suddenly you want to find an exit as soon as possible. Something this small shouldn’t effect you thisContinue reading “Mid-Life Crisis and the Love Languages”

Love Languages: Becoming Fluent

It’s February. February is home to my second-favorite holiday. The first being Thanksgiving, because I just love a day that it set aside to say “Thank You.” No, I don’t love the cultural baggage attached to Thanksgiving. But a day for gratitude is a good day in my book. Valentine’s Day is my second-favorite holiday.Continue reading “Love Languages: Becoming Fluent”

Week 2: Connecting and Becoming Royalty

As I have been saying all week, my resolutions this year are myriad. Well, twenty-two to be exact. Although I can’t update progress on the whole lot of them the way I did with my five little rules last year, I can give you a few highlights. Progress Point: #1 Connect better with the scalawagsContinue reading “Week 2: Connecting and Becoming Royalty”

Week 1: Meet the 22 for 22

One of the very most beneficial things I did for my Buy-No-Clothes-in-2021 Challenge was to do a weekly check-in. Each Saturday, I sat down with the list of rules and goals I had set for myself, and I considered how I may or may not have made progress towards them. Naturally, knowing me, I can’tContinue reading “Week 1: Meet the 22 for 22”

The Ideal Life Round-Up: Parenting

Here we were, 5:00 on Christmas morning, and I was almost 100% sure I knew how this was going to go down. I knew for a fact that my boys would see all the bounty under the tree, and that even before they would start opening their presents, that my eldest would cry about somethingContinue reading “The Ideal Life Round-Up: Parenting”

Gift Giving Gone Awry

A while back, I wrote a series about gift-giving, and some characteristics to consider about the gift-receiver as we began the holiday season. I called them “Gift-Receiver Templates” (I’ll put links to the articles at the end, if you’re interested.) Well. Let’s put this anecdote into the “I should have known better” category, shall we?Continue reading “Gift Giving Gone Awry”