Love is Real: The Blog

Sex and Love After 50 Remain Real

Source MarvinRoaw/Pixabay When the European Court of Human Appeals issued this decision, I could not resist putting on my scientist's hat to document some of the ways in which they were so "right" to rule the way that they did.  I hope you enjoy this summary.  To read the piece, originally posted on PsychologyToday.com, click here.

July 31st, 2017|Aging, Intimacy, Life, Refracted|

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Do the Maintenance

Source: Pexels/Pixabay The sacred task of "doing the maintenance" can become a joy when accompanied by love.  It can preserve and enhance the joys and communication between people, especially when tasks are shared.  Read "52 Ways to Show I Love You:  Do the Maintenance" on Psychology—Today.com by clicking here.

July 25th, 2017|Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Work|

Showing Love Through Stretching

Through stretching our bodies, minds and relationships, we nourish love.  We honor the old, accommodate to the new, and let go of the unnecessary as we make space for reaching towards each other  and out into the world.  For the Life, Refracted post "Showing Love Through Stretching", continuing the series of "52 Ways to Show I Love You", click here.

July 21st, 2017|Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Transformation|

Sometimes the Best Way to Show Love is to Just Pitch In

Source: AGuen/Pixabay Sometimes a person is dependent on others for whatever needs doing.  Whether a crisis, an ongoing commitment, or a one-shot opportunity, pitching in allows unique expressions of love that show, rather than tell, your love.  For more thoughts on this topic, read my Life, Refracted post on "52 Ways to Show I Love You:  Pitching In", just click here.

July 18th, 2017|Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted, Psychology|

One of Our Earliest Ways of Feeling Loved Was When We Felt Protected

Source: paulbr75/Pixabay Knowing when and how to protect someone we love — from their inner dangers, from outer threats, from the seemingly random accidents than occur — is an intuitive way to show love.  So, too, is knowing when to step back and leave room for them to care for themselves.  To read about "52 Ways to Show I Love You - Protecting" in my Life, Refracted blog, click here.

Aging with Joy Shows Loving With Wisdom

source: Skullman/Pixabay As we grow older, our priorities change and our willingness to do things that we could not have imagined — and to not do things we formerly embraced — reflect our evolution. By embracing the inevitability of losses, we appreciate the importance of joy.  To read my Life, Refracted post "52 Ways to Show I Love you:  Aging With Joy", click here.  Love is real - and love is living.

July 11th, 2017|Aging, Aspects of Loving, Life, Refracted|

When Miracles Occur, Look for the Love

Source: paulbr75/Pixabay When I saw the video that I included in the post below, I felt filled with awe.  Technology can indeed be an amazing tool - but it was the love shown by the parents and staff and then by the children themselves that allowed the actual miracles to take place.  Love is most definitely real.  To read and watch the post from Life, Refracted, click here.

July 7th, 2017|Caregiving, Family, Life, Refracted|

The Day I Took the Earlier Train I Felt Giddy with Loving David

People feel loved in different ways but showing always beats telling. Running for that train, I knew I was running to show love.  Read my post in Life, Refracted  to see how gleefully we can express love through showing it, rather than talking about it.  For 52 Ways to Show I Love You: Take an Earlier Train, click here.

June 30th, 2017|Intimacy, Life, Refracted, Marriage|
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