Valentine’s Day on Single Again! Now What?

    Podcast: Play in new window | Download     Joanie, Lesley and Steve discus love, relationships, dating and being alone on this special day of love. Is there really a perfect gift for Valentine’s Day? What to do if you forgot to get a gift for someone special? We take on these and other relationship issues including getting over your ex during this special day. Later in the program, we are joined by author, Angie Weid, joins us to talk about her new book, Divorcing Read more [...]

How do you define “Romance”?

How do you define “Romance”?   Is the definition of “romance” always something that involves two people?  Two people in love?  …and today is Valentine’s day…and maybe there isn’t a romantic partner on the horizon???  Is this an iron clad recipe for disappointment and despair? Let’s test the Sassy Zen spin here and consider the possibilities of a different point of view.   If you were romancing someone, what would that look like? What would it feel like to be Read more [...]

How to Write a Love Sonnet

  By Noah Brand editor-in-chief of the Good Men Project        It’s cheap, it’s shockingly easy, and it’s disproportionately impressive. English-speaking culture has canonized the sonnet as the greatest expression of love, because English-speaking culture has a crush on William Shakespeare like you would not believe. Shakespeare’s legendary series of sonnets, as well as the coded use of sonnet form in Romeo and Juliet, has cemented the sonnet’s reputation as the top-shelf Read more [...]

Lighter Side Quotes #18

Lighter Side Quotes "Do something today that your future self will thank you for." - Whisper of the Heart “I have already been through Hell. So, give it your best shot. Not only will I survive, I will win!” – Looney Lane “Let’s face it. A jealous woman does better research than the F.B.I.” – yourecards.com “Fine guys open my eyes, smart guys open my mind but only a sweet guy can open my heart!” – Unknown I am sweet loveable, kind and innocent… Oh! For heaven’s sake! Stop Read more [...]

Holidays can be Particularly Challenging for the Newly Single

      Yesterday was Valentine's Day.  If you're in love then you probably had a great day.  If you are recently divorced or going through a divorce then you might have felt the sting more intensely than normal.  Holidays can be particularly challenging for the newly single. I remember the first Christmas after I had separated from my ex-husband.  My roommate and I were putting up the Christmas tree.  Hanging all the ornaments that my husband and I had bought on various vacations Read more [...]

Lighter Side Quotes #16

Lighter Side Quotes Your approval is not desired or required! If you talk about me, here’s some advice: “Click your heels 3 times and wish you had a life!” - bebo.com The fact you don’t find me amazing doesn’t reflect poorly on me, it just means you have bad taste. “ SomeECards.com "Forget Valentine’s Day I’m just waiting for the marked-down chocolates on Feb 15th." - goodreads.com Steph Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself!- Facebook page name "Dear Math, I am sick Read more [...]

Lighter Side Quotes #10

Lighter Side Quotes “I want my kids to have everything that I never had in my life. Then, I’m going to move in with them and enjoy!” – DaveWordsofWisdom "Sometimes it’s the days where nothing is planned but everything just happens, that turn out to be the most fun!" - JAYYSN "Loving someone who doesn’t love you is like waiting for a ship at the airport." - lifeisunfaire1 “If I worked in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day I would put a fake engagement ring in all women’s glasses.” Read more [...]