Showing Love Through Stretching

When we stretch our bodies, our minds, our relationships we show love in ways that help it expand and transform. By honoring the old, accommodating the new and letting go, we grow.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Pitching In

In a situation requiring an extra hand, pitching in offers ways to show love.

52 Ways to Show I Love You—Protecting

Outer dangers, inner threats, and accidents invite a loved one to intervene, to show love through protecting.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Aging with Joy

Delia Ephron's moving essay inspires appreciation of the many ways that both experiencing and showing love can change as we age. Shifts in priorities bring changes in behavior.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Making Miracles

Parents, patients and staff at Blythedale Children's Hospital show what love can manifest as they use trust, caring and commitment to transform lives with assistive technology.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Cheerleading

You can cheerlead for a loved one with encouragement, logistical, or material support. In showing love by expressing priorities, you helping them respect and love themselves.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Take an Earlier Train

By following through on promises, responding to what a loved one needs or wants, not making assumptions, and thinking of consequences before we act, we show love with sensitivity.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Honoring the Self

Honoring the self is an essential way we can show love to others. When we listen to our bodies, stream of consciousness, dreams, impulses and analyses, we have roadmaps to loving.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Creating Together

Adult couples show love when they create together, whether a child, a family, a home, an enterprise or business, support for an initiative, or solutions to everyday challenges.

52 Ways to Show I Love You - Teaching

Teaching offers basic ways to show love as we help someone learn skills, information, ways to manage situations, alternative ways to perceive. We can do it through multiple means.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Accepting Responsibility

Accepting your role in creating and confronting a challenge helps build trust and appreciation of individual motivations. It permits effective teamwork in your love relationship.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing Mistakes

We can hurt our loved one when we fail to keep our word, lie, cause harm or havoc, are hurtful, and sometimes just fail to think. Acknowledging our miss-steps shows love.

Creating Surprises: A Powerful Way to Show Love

Surprising a loved one with practical help, a touch of beauty, providing comfort, or adding a note of whimsy can express love through understanding, intimacy, provoking mood shifts

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Showing Up

Showing up for performances, events, agreed-upon dates, and in times of need shows love. Your presence can underscore reliability, willingness to receive, and a desire to give.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Observing

Observation permits us to use our inner scientist to discover how our behavior affects our loved one, as well as how we experience others' attempts to show love.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Allocating Resources

Allocation of one's time, money and energy can reflect priorities. When the relationship itself is a primary recipient, behavior underscores powerful messages of love.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Recognizing the Relationship

When two people recognize their relationship as a separate entity worthy of being tended and nourished, they open doors to countless ways of showing love.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Helping

Helping someone you love, through providing needed assistance, filling their request, assuming their task, or even taking care of yourself can enhance intimacy, respect, gratitude.

Creating and Collaborating Broadens Street Art's Reach

On Feb. 21, 2017 the New York Times noted the 69th floor of 4 World Trade Center had invited renowned street artists to express themselves inside and legally. Reach expands again.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: No Stealing

Taking over a loved one's time, attention, property, space or decisions without explicit permission from him or her is stealing. Boundary violations can threaten a relationship.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Giving

Give time, caring, and attention as well as gifts, experiences, and words.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Remembering

Dates important to us, holidays, shared memories, details, and agreements bring us opportunities to show love through remembering.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Choosing

Conscious awareness of choices we make, our motivation, and processes we use can enhance trust, stability and longevity in a close relationship. Consequences of decisions matter.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Listening

Intimacy can be created through clear communication, but doing so requires listening to many aspects of a message and appreciating how they affect its transmission and impact.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Sharing

7 ways we can share with someone we love, 8 mechanisms of how they work, and 9 explanations for why they are effective help us appreciate the power of this tool for showing love.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Touching

Touching brings our earliest and most basic connection to another person.

52 Ways to Show I Love You: Celebrating

We explore celebrating - the what, how and why of it - as a first and reliable way to show "I Love You".

52 Ways to Show "I Love You," Part 2

Exploring ways we can better express and appreciate love

You CAN Marry the Right Person

Using psychological and personal data, I argue against Alain de Botton's article, "Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person," named the most popular New York Times feature of 2016.

Introduction to 52 Ways to Show "I Love You"

In hopes that people will explore ways to more sensitively and effectively love and be loved by each other, each Sunday throughout 2017 I will explore a way to express love.

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