11 May, 2017

Love is in the Air: 5 Ideas for Keeping the Spark Alive

Ok, how about something fun today. Remember these posts? haha. Here's the 5th one in this series. Know that these are not a to do list or intended to add stress or anything. They're meant to be fun and light-hearted and full of ideas to get your mind turning. (See the other [...]

10 May, 2017

Our 10 Principles of a Happy Life & Marriage

Actually, it's hard to narrow it down to 10. :) But here's a solid start in summarizing what has made a massive difference to us as we've worked to live with more peace and happiness over the last 10+ years. It's all about learning to be happy individually.  And a bonus: [...]

9 May, 2017

A Memorable 7th Anniversary in the Andes

We just had our 7th anniversary over the weekend! I must say, it was heavenly. :) Danny was super sweet and planned for us to rent a car (the first time in our 3 years in Ecuador!) and we drove two hours to the tiniest most charming town. It was such [...]

6 Oct, 2016

Is Married Life Without Kids Fulfilling?

Someone asked me recently if married life without children could, indeed, be fulfilling.  She was anticipating that she might be in our shoes soon and wondered what it was really like. Well, I can say YES, we feel fortunate to say that our lives have been extremely fulfilling. I don't [...]

30 Aug, 2016

How to Love Again – With No Fear

Someone once asked me: How on earth were you not fearful of dating again, after your divorce? A few reasons: 1. I valued the experience of marriage.  Marriage was the birthplace of so much growth and change for me. I know growth and change can come from ANY of our [...]

25 Aug, 2016

When You Meet Someone Amazing – And Then You Choke!

Have any of you met someone unbelievable, like truly your DREAM guy or girl, and then you just absolutely choke?  Perhaps you begin to not feel comfortable in your own skin; perhaps your personality and openness goes into hiding; perhaps you feel unlovable and not good enough. <breathe, breathe> And [...]

25 Feb, 2016

I Have Never Known Such Kindness

I will never stop being amazed by the kindness of this man I get to call my husband. I have never known such kindness. I'm so, so thankful for it every day. Here are some examples while traveling... I realized some of my belongings were not in my bag (in [...]

22 Feb, 2016

We Are One of Those Couples That Didn’t Have Sex Before Marriage

I thought we could discuss this hotty topic. :) I know this is somewhat unique, but it turns out that Danny and I did not have sex before we got married. But flirting & giddiness & desire? YES. :) Oh my. haha. Sooo much of it! It was so ridiculously [...]

15 Jan, 2016

In Case You Feel You’re The “Toxic” One

We have the best readers here. So thankful for the great comments that come in. Many have asked, what do you do if YOU are the toxic one in a relationship? Your questions have led to this post.  --- To any soul who feels they have messed things up- or [...]

2 Oct, 2015

Do You Ever Wonder This? (Regarding Intimacy)

How many of you have wondered dark in the night -  Am I enough? Am I enough to be desired? Does my lover feel connected with me enough? Do I offer enough vulnerability and connection in return that is strong enough to sustain a relationship, love, loyalty, fidelity, desire?  If [...]