Feb 142012
 
Letters by Muffet

The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they’re still alive. -Orlando A. Battista

I have always liked to read. It is through the writings and records of others that I can see and experience things that are not possible otherwise. Take history for example. By reading the writings of long ago, I am able to travel the world to bygone eras in a flash.

But history is not the only thing I like to read. What I really appreciate is letters from loved ones. Our time here on Earth is finite. We never know which precious moment will be our last. Yet for some strange reason, we do not make full use of each moment. We do not let our loved ones know how much we appreciate them as often as we should. While telling them verbally is the minimum requirement, it is better to let them know through letters from time to time. It is only through writing that we can immortalize our thoughts and feelings.
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Dec 212011
 
Happy Couple by Millicent Bystander

Having your loved one by your side gives great meaning to your life. Yet many relationships and marriages are unhappy, ending in break ups and divorce. To worsen matters, there is also the issue of cheating. Not only do men do it, but in this age of gender equality, women do so as well. But here, cheating is merely the symptom or the result of a bigger unresolved problem or problems in the relationship. Is living happily ever after a myth? Is there no way to find that perfect someone to share your love? What then can you do to have the relationship you deserve?
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May 062011
 
Depressed and Lonely by Luis Sarabia

When Evelyn asked me to write an article on self-love, I hesitated for a moment. For me, it feels weird for a guy to talk about self-love. But I am well aware that this is merely a view that I have about how guys should behave. But if there is a good enough reason, I am always more than willing to change my views. In this case, I feel it is worth it because some of my readers might just benefit from my experiences. As I wrote this article, it seems that I have a fair amount to say about self-love, making this is my longest post yet. The funny thing is, when I began my journey of self-discovery, I did not set out to find self-love. My holy grail was inner peace. Yet in the process, I learned about self-love as well.
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Apr 282011
 
Crippling Self Doubt by Meredith Farmer

Have you ever had to struggle with self-doubt and fears? I am sure all of us have had this experience in our lives. While a little doubt is useful and healthy in guarding against complacency and overconfidence, too much doubt can be crippling. The problem with crippling doubt is that fear paralyzes our actions.

Instead of seizing opportunities, we hesitate. We do not trust our ability to go forth and shape our future. Instead of growing with wisdom and experience, we remain in our comfort zones. We are unwilling to risk failure and setbacks. Thus, when the crucial moments arise where we have no place to run or hide; is it any wonder that we experience crushing failure? Not only do doubts hinder us, it robs us of the opportunities to gain the experience needed to deal with problems. How then are we to deal with doubts in an effective manner?
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Jan 042011
 
Family Fun Day by Knoxville Museum of Art

This article is inspired by Sandra Lee’s 30 Days of Love and Appreciation. Since it is the start of 2011, it is best to start well. One way of doing so, is to make sure we express our appreciation and love for our loved ones. There is no need to wait for a special day or occasion to show your love. Instead, we should seize every chance we have to do so while we still can and here are some reasons why.
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