Why I’m Attracted to People With a Difficult Past

It happens to me all the time. A knowing look between virtual strangers. Words left unsaid yet with full meaning comprehended. A nod to the side, understood to reference “all that”in the midst of casual conversation. It says, “I see you. And I see that you have suffered. And even though I don’t know yourContinue reading “Why I’m Attracted to People With a Difficult Past”

Footprints on My Heart

The following was one of the responses to my most recent piece on The Good Men Project about how to love someone who is dealing with issues from past relationships:   “I however chose to heal alone and become complete and empowered before seeking a new love. The newly divorced me and the three yearsContinue reading “Footprints on My Heart”

How to Love And Be Loved After Divorce

I’ve always hated the term “baggage.”   It implies that that some people are more trouble than they’re worth because of what has happened in their pasts. That those of us who have had the misfortune of cheating exes or tumultuous divorces are somehow doomed by our experiences. It assumes that our histories are ourContinue reading “How to Love And Be Loved After Divorce”

Trigger Points

As a runner and weight lifter, I am very familiar with trigger points – painful balls of muscle or fascia caused by acute or repeated trauma. They are  hyperirritable, overresponding to even the slightest pressure or pull. They cause intense pain at their source and can often lead to referred pain in a distant area,Continue reading “Trigger Points”