Tag Archives: love

Be Your Own Valentine

Be your own Valentine! Show yourself some love this Valentine's Day!
BE YOURS: Show yourself some love this Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day brings up a lot of issues for people, whether single or in a relationship, because there’s just so much romantic expectation heaped onto this one day.  If you’re single, Valentine’s Day can be depressing because you’re surrounded by reminders that you don’t have a partner; if you’re in a relationship there’s pressure (mostly on the man) to create some grand gesture of love, possibly even to propose, and so much potential for disappointment if it doesn’t live up to their partner’s romantic fantasies. But I’ve got good news, there is a way to get out of the Valentine’s Day trap: Continue reading Be Your Own Valentine

Love is on my mind

Love is on my mind: Thinking back to 5 years ago... Dusty and I taking a moonlit walk in Catalina, minutes before he proposed!
5 years ago: Dusty and I taking a moonlit walk in Catalina, minutes before he proposed!

My husband and I celebrated the anniversary of our engagement this week (we call it our “personal Valentine’s Day” preferring to commemorate March 13th instead of February 14th) so Love is on my mind.  It’s been 5 years since he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him and we’ve been blissfully married for 3 and half years now, together for nearly 8 and a half.  It’s true what they say, time really does fly when you’re having fun: it’s hard to believe we met all the way back in 2005! Continue reading Love is on my mind

Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)

Enjoying the view
Enjoying the view

I’ve become a fairly seasoned air traveler over the past few years, flying to various places in the U.S. with my boss and occasionally alone, so I’ve heard the safety instructions countless times.  Since I’ve set a goal to blog once a week and knew I had a trip coming up, I was already planning to write about one of my favorite analogies for self-care: putting on your own oxygen mask before helping others.  However, this past week we were on some particularly long flights, about 17 hours round trip, not including layovers.  So, I had a lot of time to read, write, listen to podcasts I’d downloaded, and even watch a movie I’d been meaning to see… which all led to some additional insights I’d like to share. Continue reading Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First (and other life lessons learned on a plane)