First comes love, then comes marriage. It’s been the custom for centuries that couples in love will eventually get married. A traditional marriage begins with a proposal, the man down on one knee, a diamond in hand, asking his one true love to spend the rest of her life with him. It’s a beautiful time – a gesture of pure love and commitment. But why a ring?
The lifelong romance – the friend that will stick with us through thick and thin – the championship team that exceeds everyone’s expectations. So many of us struggle with a mind of lack, which not only leads us to miss much of the greatness already in our lives but also drives us to chase phantoms.
A love story set in the divides of love, one that is determined to stand tall like a sycamore tree as change emerges triumphant.
She always wrote about love, because love eluded her. It was the enchanted sword that killed fierce dragons. The magic that broke all wicked spells. The remedy for the sick and dying. Love was ‘hope’ after everything was lost.
A journey through a woman’s memory and a feminine understanding … by Melinda Cochrane
What are the first things you think of when the word “romance” is mentioned? You may think of moonlit walks on the beach, getting gifts of jewelry, receiving roses and candy, intimate dinners at exclusive restaurants, or making love while listening to sensual music. Of course, all of these affairs can be romantic, but romance […]
I think a lot of people are secretly in love with failure. We know that having a stash of traumatic, broken romances to trot out amongst friends and colleagues is often instant cache. Even more so if the stories include a current one. A train already off the tracks, but which has not quite reached […]
The majority of women I have been in relationships with have had insecurity around their weight. It hasn’t mattered whether they were actually larger or decidedly thin, the perception of being “fat” – and thus unattractive – was often palpable.
I have noticed a common theme cropping up in discussions about relationships, and it’s fairly paradoxical, which is why I find it so curious. A lot of folks these day have become very good at finding flaws. Flaws in those they are going on dates with. Flaws in themselves. Flaws in the relationship they currently […]
It’s Valentine’s Day. Love and lust are warming the air with lilts of dark chocolate and whispers of expensive champagne. Can kissing be very far behind? Today is the launch day of the Canada Kiss Map, an inspired creation of writer, creative process facilitator, and my friend, Chris Fraser. As big brilliant ideas often begin, […]