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Why Marrying Your Best Friend could be a Mistake

(Tanya Little/hubby&wife) Each of us has that one special someone we have known for most of our life and to whom we can bear our soul without being judged or betrayed. They are our support system 24/ in good times and in not so good times. They are that one positive, constant we depen -->d on to keep us honest and grounded. Soulmate and best friend are entirely different. A soulmate is someone who encourages us and helps us grow on all three levels – personally, socially and professionally. We share secrets with our best friend and other stuff we could never share with a family member, other friends or acquaintance; so why is it a huge mistake to fall in love with and marry our best friend? A best friend  means just “that” / someone we turn to for rescue or advice when life’s ocean creates too many ripples and we feel ourselves drowning. When we marry our best friend, life changes but not always for the better. That person actually

What Puts Power in the Power Couple

ript> window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'UA-98598813-1'); Grandma always said: Be beautiful at the window, be an angel in the kitchen and a devil in the bedroom.  Love, trust, understanding, and communication are the common denominators for a good relationship, whether you are companions or dating long-term and contemplating the big step. The Power Couple is the highest level-relationship. They do have their ups and downs, but quickly resolved and never disclosed in public. The power couple is admired and envied. They always seem to be in sync and display compatibly wherever they go. This is not a fairy tale relationship by any means but the ingredients are different. How It begins Most people marry their high school or college sweetheart or, they go separate ways after school for whatever reason – they

Portfolio of Good Health

“Money makes the world go ‘round", but the one commodity which the almighty dollar cannot buy is good health. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure or, as I prefer to say – One perfect rose is better than a bruised bouquet. Good health is taken for granted until pain ensues and tests return unfavorable results. Stress The biggest offender is stress. It comes in all forms and we allow it to control our lives, rather than we controlling ‘it’. Reducing stress takes discipline and recognizing the cause.  Procrastination is one. Putting off the unpleasant tasks or doctor appointments since we are not ready to pursue, yet it haunts us on a daily basis until one morning we awaken and say, “okay, this is the day it gets done!   Reducing stress, per se, requires staying calm which is virtually impossible in daily living.   The power of positive thinking creates positive energy and helps recharge our mental and physi

How to Roast Succulent and Perfect Turkey

How to Roast a Succulent and Perfect Turkey Add caption The year 2020 has not been kind to us but the holidays are approaching. We are fighters and have the need to live life while complying with masks and social distancing. Truth be told, I entertained the thought of dining out but with Covid still lurking, the only option is outdoor dining which has no appeal especially for Thanksgiving, no matter how many heated bubbles restaurant owners set up.   The fun part of Thanksgiving is the after-dinner picking and ongoing snacking for the following week. It’s what we do and what we love!   So! I decided that this year I would host Thanksgiving again. The only difference is wearing my mask before and after dinner and social distancing as best possible.  In the past, I always ordered and cooked frozen turkey. Then a few years ago curiosity and a change of pace had me purchase a fresh bird and a good choice it was. The only problem is that a fresh turkey does not come

The Cancun Destination Wedding

The Cancun Destination Wedding has slowly replaced the traditional wedding for most couples. The highly acclaimed and infamous 5-Star Le Blanc Spa Resort located in Cancun, Mexico is the new venue where couples now celebrate their special day and honeymoon. Le Blanc Spa Resort provides top accommodations, amenities, plus a choice of “all inclusive” packages which include round-trip airfare, the hotel stay, all meals and the bar. Sorry, adults only, please. The Destination Wedding, also referred to as the Wed-Cation, provides the bride, groom and guests with vacation-like accommodations while preparing for the big event; hence, given all the indoor/outdoor accommodations, the Le Blanc Spa Resort is considered a village within itself. Upon arrival, guests are greeted at the main entrance with a refreshing coconut drink and a moistened hand cloth. Subsequently, the guests are checked in, given a wrist band an

Hear My Roar

There is nothing in this life that cannot be fixed or, resolved; hence, life consists of situations, not problems. Like grandma used to say“there’s a lid for every pot”. Whether it is parenting, enjoying a relationship or, trying to advance in the workplace, the key ingredients are patience, persistence, and pursuit. Patience:   Stand back and view the entire picture. Persistence : Tool of determination. Stay positive. Let nothing and no one deter you from moving forward. Pursuit :  Aim high until you achieve that dream/goal. What you would realize later in life that you live in a negative society that thrives on obstacles that hold you down and hold you back. The Early Years From toddler to adolescence, your mind was pretty much on what you wanted to be when you grow up. Family and friends mused over your vivid imagination. You were a child and had no voice of your own. During the scholastic years, your classmates and teachers (profe

Cheryl Ray Shari Lewis and Lambchop

The legendary Shari Lewis and Lambchop for kids of all ages.