My Advice To Married Couples After Divorcing My Wife Of 16 Years By Gerald Rogers.

Originally posted on Authors-choice:

My Advice To Married Couples After Divorcing My Wife   Of 16 Years By Gerald Rogers.

Obviously, I’m not a relationship expert. But there’s something about my divorce being finalized this week that gives me perspective of things I wish I would have done different… After losing a woman that I loved, and a marriage of almost 16 years, here’s the advice I wish I would have had

1. Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN HER HEART and to fiercely protect it. This is the most important and sacred treasure you will ever be entrusted with. SHE CHOSE YOU. Never forget that, and NEVER GET LAZY in your love.

2. Protect your own heart. Just as you committed to being the protector of her heart, you must guard your own with the same vigilance. Love yourself fully, love the world openly, but there…

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A Writer and a Physicist Talk Creativity


I absolutely love this!

Originally posted on Callum Hackett:

Creative geniuses cause both inspiration and despondence. They start by making you fall in love with them, then you want to do everything you can to be just as deserving of that love, but their magnificence so overwhelms you that you know you can never be as brilliant, as monumental, or loveable. Even geniuses are discouraged by geniuses – when the composer Mily Balakirev sent a letter to Tchaikovsky suggesting that he write a symphony based on Lord Byron’s Manfred, all Tchaikovsky could think about was Robert Schumann having already written music for the same poem:

It is quite possible that the abject coolness with which I view your programme is the fault of Schumann. I love his ‘Manfred’ extremely and am so used to merging in a single indivisible notion Byron’s ‘Manfred’ with Schumann’s ‘Manfred’, that I cannot conceive how I might approach this subject in such a…

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Adapting Career Tips from Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In to Military Relationships #2

Originally posted on Ambitious Military Girlfriend:

“It’s a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder”


Jumping around a lot is something that military girlfriends and spouses are used to. We have to be good at jumping cities and jobs because that is the life that we have thrown ourselves into. Although it can be easy to see the negatives of this constant moving and shuffling, Sheryl Sandberg suggests that maybe jumping around isn’t such a bad career move after all.

Sandberg says that more women need to view their careers as jungle gyms instead of ladders. She wants us to understand the value in taking lateral career jumps just as much as the value of taking vertical career jumps. In other words, sometimes it is okay to move from one position to another  even if it doesn’t necessarily move you higher up the corporate ladder. Sandberg notes that “the most common metaphor for careers is a ladder…

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One key to longevity: advocacy

Originally posted on Grandma Drives Me Crazy:


Checklists and how-to guides can answer a lot of caregivers’ questions. But when standard operating procedure is unacceptable … when pain is unscheduled … when insurance representatives give you the runaround … advocacy can be key.

If you’ve ever watched someone slowly, painstakingly load an old person into a vehicle or guide them into a building, it probably looked like hard work.

It’s true — caregiving takes strength, planning and the patience of a saint. But when it comes to helping the elderly, they’re only half the battle.

Today a reader told me her 88-year-old mother just moved in with her family. I wish I could share a magic formula to her mother’s longevity, but the best advice I can offer is this: Caregiving success requires advocacy, and you never know what form it will take:

Know which questions to ask
When Grandma moved on to rehab after back-to-back…

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