Posts Tagged ‘ love ’

Valentine’s Day surprises for long-term couples

My husband and I have been married for almost 10 years now, and as with any long-term couple, Valentine's Day can be a challenge. It's not that we don't love each other, but more that the typical expressions of love and romance can seem a little stale. This can be true even with couples who haven't been together for long, especially since Valentine's Day tends to rely heavily on romantic Continue Reading...

Types of Love and The 5 Love Languages

In an extra special super-duper combo pack of love and romance, today I'm going to be exploring the traditional Greek types of love as well as Gary Chapman's book The 5 Love Languages. Are you ready? Then let's jump right in! Types of Love: Ancient Greek Style The ancient Greeks believed there were eight different kinds of love: [author_list style="heart"] Eros – erotic love Philia Continue Reading...

Kindness, Compassion and A World Without Men

Compassion is something I struggle with. Not because I don't feel it, but sometimes because I feel it too much and it becomes immobilizing. What is compassion? And how can we act upon our feelings instead of being stuck in them? Compassion is defined as "sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others." A great example of something that inspired feelings of Continue Reading...

The Buttontapper Challenge: February Prompts

After following Kara Benz's awesome monthly Boho Berry Challenges for almost a year, I've decided to launch my own writing challenge. It's called, quite simply, the Buttontapper Challenge, and it's something you can participate in daily or whenever the mood strikes you. So, what's this all about? About the Challenge The Buttontapper Challenge is a writing challenge with a new theme each Continue Reading...

Top 10 Reasons I (Still) Love My Husband

Today is my 8th wedding anniversary, so I've decided to share a slightly more personal post than usual, in tribute. So, here are my Top 10 Reasons I (Still) Love My Husband: 10 - He's strong. In terms of physical strength, I started going to the gym more regularly when we first started dating, and as I've observed many times in the gym over the years, he is crushing it. Dudes will approach Continue Reading...