What’s love got to do with it? Arguments for the use of “love drugs” miss the point

“Oh what’s love got to do, got to do with it? What’s love but a second hand emotion.” ― Tina Turner, singer That spark gone between you and your partner? No need for couples therapy. Struggling to find love? Forget match.com. Science hopes to bring you a new solution to all your love woes… “Love … Read moreWhat’s love got to do with it? Arguments for the use of “love drugs” miss the point

What’s good for your garden may also be good for your relationship

“Though the problems of the world are increasingly complex,the solutions remain embarrassingly simple.” ― Bill Mollison, Founder and director of the Permaculture Institute The other day when I was out for my morning walk I saw the season’s first crocuses peaking their bright yellow heads out from the still muddy, cold ground. And so, spring is … Read moreWhat’s good for your garden may also be good for your relationship

Gender, sexuality, and other things that don’t belong in boxes

“I’ve always felt that sexuality is a really slippery thing. In this day and age, it tends to get categorized and labeled, and I think labels are for food. Canned food.” ― Michael Stipe, musician, artist, and activist We all do it. Some of us do it more than others. Some of us feel guilty … Read moreGender, sexuality, and other things that don’t belong in boxes

Gratitude – It does a relationship good!

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ― Marcel Proust “She never appreciates all the things I do”. “He just seems to take me for granted”. Sound familiar? You wouldn’t be alone if these sentiments ring true for you. One of the most common … Read moreGratitude – It does a relationship good!

“You’re trying to ‘squish out’ my kid”: Is it time to revise our gender boxes?

“Little boxes made of ticky tacky And they all look just the same” Little Boxes, by Malvina Reynolds Humans and categories Oh how we humans love our boxes! Black/white, good/bad, Democrat/Republican, female/male. These nice neat categories make us feel safe, like we understand the world around us! It’s true that categories are incredibly useful. They … Read more“You’re trying to ‘squish out’ my kid”: Is it time to revise our gender boxes?

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