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First Love

A few weeks ago, I received a phone call telling me that my first boyfriend had passed away. While we had not seen each other in many years, I felt overwhelmed with emotion. “How could this be?” I thought, as I worked my way through a box of tissues trying to figure out why I […]

The Love of My Life

Valentine’s Day celebrates our connection to others- our partners, our family and friends. I know, it is a “Hallmark Holiday”, yet it is valuable as it reminds us not to take those we love for granted. On Valentine’s Day, we make a conscious effort to tell those in our life just how much they mean […]

The Newtown Tragedy and Valentine’s Day

“If we want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.” ~Mother Teresa~ This Valentine’s Day is also the two month anniversary of the tragedy in Newtown, CT. On this day when we celebrate love, it seems fitting […]

Valentines Day: When Your Heart Feels Broken

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we are inundated with images of sublime romantic love. If you are experiencing turmoil in your relationship, these images of unconditional and idyllic love can be painful. Although we often associate Valentine’s Day with romantic love, this day may conjure up memories of other relationships in our life that challenged us […]