Do Breakups Have to Be Ugly?

Welcome to this week's edition of "Take It In." I haven't talked about romantic relationships specifically in awhile. They have been a big deal since humankind began (obviously). To specify, I am focusing on relationships between significant others, not marriages (that is a whole other beast to tackle). In regards to these relationships, one of … Continue reading Do Breakups Have to Be Ugly?

Why Are Relationships So Hard?

Welcome to this week's edition of "Take it In." Hopefully, the headline for this week really grabbed your attention. The topic has had my attention for years. Relationships are tough. That is pretty common human knowledge. They do not start when we start dating or have our first significant other at 17 or what have … Continue reading Why Are Relationships So Hard?

Death, Suffering Do Not Destroy Life

Welcome to this week's edition of "Take It In." I wanted to do something a little different and present some poetry I wrote as I made my way through a dark season recently. I've been reading an amazing story, Tuesdays with Morrie, as of late. It has really changed my perspective on living, dying, loving, … Continue reading Death, Suffering Do Not Destroy Life

Love is not convenient, wisdom is a must

I hope you all are having a great week so far. I'm glad to be back for this week's edition of "Take It In." My title was short and sweet this week. I just want to drive that point home about love. I've reflected a lot this past week on past relationships, both platonic and … Continue reading Love is not convenient, wisdom is a must

Respect is crucial in any relationship

In the immortal words of the great Aretha Franklin, "R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me." Respect is critical. It is crucial in relationships. Whether in the workplace or in a marriage, it is the first child born from genuine love. If someone claims to love you, but does not show you respect, he … Continue reading Respect is crucial in any relationship