Love Your Life

Sometimes life gives you lemons and you have to make lemonade. Sometimes the unthinkable happens and you need to become unsinkable. I don’t mean to be trite but as catchy as these phrases are, sometimes you do just have to “do it”, to put one foot ahead of the other, to move…

How I Learned to Love Cooking

Above: Jars of colorful spices [image source] I love to cook. I love it so much that not only do I cook nearly every day, but it actually causes me discomfort to eat food I didn’t prepare. Crazy I know. I read about cooking, I watch videos and I write as much…

The Positive Paradox

Recently things have been going, well, really good. After what felt like one drama after another, life has evened out and feels in balance. We moved to Miami like we had always wanted. Car drama is done. Our relationship is solid, and more importantly we are genuinely happy together. The kids are…

Food as an Expression of Love

The 14th was Valentine’s Day, when lovers old and new celebrated their love. Many celebrations included a special meal prepared by one lover for another. As an avid home cook, I subscribe to numerous cooking magazines and each one featured sumptuous recipes to woo with on Valentine’s Day. (I, on the other…

Love is Worth Fighting For

Above: Abdul Hakim and Mehwish, a couple protected by the Love Commandos. [Source] We say ‘love is worth fighting for’ but how many of us would actually do it? What kind of love would we really fight for — the love of a parent, a child, a spouse or a friend? Unrequited…