Posts tagged "Love"

Love yourself: A note on diversity and beauty

Love yourself: A note on diversity and beauty
So, like many, many, many people, I’ve had today’s world on my mind. And, even with occasional happy moments, it’s easy to feel consumed and lose perspective on the beauty within yourself if you can’t see it in the world around you. Truth of the matter is, there can be rays of positive that (if... Read more »

Random, obvious lessons from Taylor Swift's breakups

Random, obvious lessons from Taylor Swift's breakups
I’ll admit that although I am not a committed Taylor Swift fan, there are a couple of truths I won’t ignore: (1) some of her music is pretty darn catchy and it’s so easy to get stuck in your head and (2) she’s so present in pop culture that it’s hard NOT to follow her.... Read more »

Mother's Five Best Love Lessons

Mother's Five Best Love Lessons
Growing up, I was raised by my grandmother and aunt — very ┬ástrong, passionate women and both essentially mothers to me my whole life. While my grandmother was more of a traditional woman, my aunt had a great view of both sides of the coin, although both quite opinionated… Although when it came to love,... Read more »
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Dear Chicago Men: Bring Sensitive Back in 2012

Dear Chicago Men: Bring Sensitive Back in 2012
Dear Men/Guys of Chicago (Regardless of Status*): I recently came across a study published by Chemistry.com that made me sigh a little. It called out the top 10 cities to find the Most Sensitive Men. And lo and behold… Chicago wasn’t on it! I won’t say this surprised me, exactly. After all, this isn’t the... Read more »

Do You Mean It When You Say "I Love You"?

Here’s the thing: In my dating and romantic life, I’ve said those three little words once. He was my first love and while I would say things were very intense, it wasn’t until almost a year into our relationship that I felt certain about what I felt. Looking back, there were probably a lot of... Read more »

Kisses & Broken Hearts: What Does It Take For Lasting Love? (New Study)

Do any of us often realize what it takes to find lasting love? Sure, we can complain about all the “Wrong Ones” we have to get through… But it looks like now there’s some type of average of what it takes to find “the one”. And for women, it’s kissing 22 men, having four long-term... Read more »
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Not Sure If It's Love? Give It Three Years!

Relationships, like seasons, change. They start off with heat, passion, sexy and all that other good stuff that drives people to do the strangest things in the name of love. Then, it ebbs and flows, and then it’s either meant to last or it isn’t. Pretty simple cycle when you break it down. But when... Read more »

Love In the Digital Age: A Look at HBO's "When Strangers Click"

Love In the Digital Age: A Look at HBO's "When Strangers Click"
Admittedly, while I’ve tapped into it once or twice, I’ve never been that big a fan of online dating. For me, there’s something about meeting someone by accident or when you least expect it that seems organic, natural and easy. And, while I rely heavily on the internet, I do it more for communication than... Read more »

Single Or Not, Just Love LOVE On Valentine's Day (A Manifesto To Cupid, Part II)

Like many, many, many single hearts, I found myself getting REALLY fixated on Valentine’s Day for no other reason other than the fact that… Well, it gets really easy to think there’s something wrong with being single. And, while I sort out a lot of questions in my romantic life, I realize that through it... Read more »
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Relationship Lessons: Invest A Little For The Pay-Off

There’s a strange thing about having male friends — you either know you can never be with them, secretly carry a torch for them or end up being like the best friend who has to talk them through all their crazy drama. Admittedly, I’ve experienced all three, in the craziest ways. And lately, I’ve found... Read more »