Love is Love, Yes, But What is Love?

What does love look like, behave like?

 

Some might argue that love is essential to our very being as humans. For the most part, we know what love is when we experience it, but how is that so? What is it about love anyway? Is it truly a universal experience and if so, why? Have you ever tried to explain what love is? Read more here.

Shooting for bi-partisanship on the gun issue

United States Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution. It spells out Americans’ rights in relation to their government. It guarantees civil rights and liberties to the individual—like freedom of speech, press, and religion. It sets rules for due process of law and reserves all powers not delegated to the Federal Government to the people or the States. And it specifies that “the enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

The latest school shooting in Parkland, Florida has ramped up the vitriol on the issue of freedoms, rights, and guns on both sides of the debate. Read my take here.

 

Divorce can mean the family expands

Children whose parents divorce have more than one familial home and more opportunities for experiences specific to those unique environments.

Divorce is not so uncommon anymore, in fact in 2017 there were more singles than those married in the United States. There’s no question, even the most amicable divorces can be stressful, and those that aren’t can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. When there are children involved, most parents want to act in the best interests of their children. And sadly that also can mean hurt feelings, unnecessary  deep divisions within the familial structure as a child has known it and long and expensive custody battles which really serve no one, least of whom, the very child mom and dad are striving to protect. But what if we were to look at divorce where children are concerned as the family construct expanding to include new experiences and opportunities for a child, rather than reinforcing a sense of breaking apart? Read my take here.