Blinded by Beauty

            Last week, I shared a lesson from Beauty and the Beast and how love is unselfish.   This week, there is another lesson we can learn from this fairy tale.  The beast is depicted as just that, he looks like a beast, however when you look at his heart it begins to thaw and be […]

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True Love is Unselfish

          Recently, I watched Beauty and the Beast and was reminded of the strong message in the story.  The story is one of unselfish love.  The prince is so self-centered he is turned into a beast and can only be transformed when he learns to love unselfishly and is loved in return.  The beast meets Belle, […]

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Believing the Fairy Tale

          Growing up we read and watch multiple fairy tales that until recently always ended with “and they lived happily ever after”. I don’t know about you, but I bought into that fairy tale.  My parents had a happy marriage and my grandparents and great-grandparents {who were still living} had been married for what sounded like […]

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Who Do You Chase After?

I’ve made my fair share of mistakes in relationships and with men over the years.  Sadly, I’ve had to learn some hard lessons. Valentine’s Day is always a tough reality check of these lessons. Yet, I’ve discovered there is one man I can chase after that will always be there for me. So who is this wonderful man? He’s my […]

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70 Years from Now

Working in skilled nursing I see a lot of different types of relationships.  My favorites are those couples that have been together for 50, 60, or even 70+ years. But even with each of these couples there are a lot of differences in the relationships. I’ve seen couples that can’t stand to be together. Then I see couples that can’t […]

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I have to love myself before I can love others

“You have to love yourself before you can love others,” is a popular saying. I’ve discovered that is true.  The most difficult person for me to learn to love was myself. I could forgive others for hurting me and letting me down but I had a very difficult time forgiving myself. I didn’t have an “a-ha” moment of when this […]

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Wellness Tuesday: Two Factors that Lead to Weight Loss

I recently heard someone say that two things lead to weight loss. Fear which can increase our stress, lead to strokes, insomnia, diabetes, tension headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and angina. Love which can decrease stress, lower blood pressure, decrease tension, increase strength in bones, and decrease depression. I’d never thought of this before, but after thinking about it for a […]

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Desires of the Heart

Have you ever wanted something so bad you could taste it? Then you wonder why you can’t have it? I know I have! I grew up knowing my parents loved one another. I saw it in the way they interacted. Of course as an adolescent I was embarrassed that my parents still held hands and would kiss one another good […]

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