Looking for True Love? Find Your Tribe

Looking for True Love? Find Your Tribe

According to the Greeks, Philia, love for your friends, is the highest form of love there is. Thus, in my October love series, I have saved the most important type of love for last-tribal love. Many of us have been cheated by romance. Others have never experienced...
How to Make a Rainbow Out Of Motherly Love

How to Make a Rainbow Out Of Motherly Love

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” -Maya Angelou My daughter loves rainbows, so I want be forever arching with colors for her. She doesn’t yet know that rainbows are more...
Is Passionate Love Worth Your Sanity?

Is Passionate Love Worth Your Sanity?

I’ve been reading through my old writings, you know all the ones about passionate love and passionate love lost. They made me slightly famous, after all, back in the day. I wrote these essays and poems as a single woman living in San Francisco, passionately seeking...
I’m Sick of People Preaching “Self Love” and Here’s Why

I’m Sick of People Preaching “Self Love” and Here’s Why

“Now is a time for self love,” said the bead-wearing yogi instructor. “Prioritize yourself, love thyself.” I was on a retreat trying to replenish my identity after separation and new single mamahood. “Take time for yourself.” “Do what YOU want” says, like, everyone....
To Be What You Want to Be, Stop Wanting and Doing….

To Be What You Want to Be, Stop Wanting and Doing….

Do. Have. Be. Do Be? To Be? No I am not talking about the Doobie Brothers. Or Hamlet. I’m talking about the struggle we have in ourselves. We all want to Be something, right? Be happy. Be wealthy. Be beautiful. Be calm. Be secure. Be loved. Oftentimes it feels...