Welcome to February

February and valentines are like Bonnie and Clyde. For better or worse, they go hand-in-hand, ‘til death do them part. As clichéd as this partnership is, I must give proper attention to it if I want to truly engage in February. Dr. Ruth Westheimer, “The Sex Doctor” Like most I suspect, I wasn’t trained inContinue reading “Welcome to February”

Interdependency

–photo by Gabriela Arp This drive to emotionally attach—to find someone to whom we can turn and say, “Hold me tight”—is wired into our genes and our bodies. It is as basic to life, health, and happiness as the drives for food, shelter, or sex. We need emotional attachments with a few irreplaceable others toContinue reading “Interdependency”

Respect and Interdependency

Photo by my good friend Vern Seward, who’s on his way to Namibia to fulfill a two-year commitment with the Peace Corps.  I’ve been pondering a couple words from my Momentous Living book chapter, “Village: doing life with others.” These two words—respect and interdependency—encompass important stuff that has to do with relationships and community. RespectContinue reading “Respect and Interdependency”

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