Happy Mother's Day!

For over a week now, I have been fostering a mother cat with her four kittens from the Sonsini shelter. I have been amazed by the patience, the commitment, focus, as well as the clear boundaries that “mama” has for her 4 kittens. She seems to always keep an eye out for her family, even though at times she looks truly exhausted and all she wants to do is sleep.

She will let them play with her tail, climb all over her, and let them nurse. At other times, she will walk away, clearly indicating that she is no longer available. She will climb on high places where she cannot be reached, and after a few meows of protest, the babies will move on and begin to play with each other, eat, or go to sleep.

Unlike cats, we human beings will take 25 years to have a fully developed adult brain. In both cases though, a lot happens in the earlier years in fact, everything happens for us in the first 7 years of our life when it comes down to attachment, how we form our sense of self, and how we relate to the world.

A few years ago, Dan and I, fostered girls and learned a great deal about the “lack of mothering,” and the impact that it has on all levels (physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual). I saw in “full action” through teenage “acting out,” the difficulty that these girls were facing in establishing a basic healthy relationship to their body, themselves, and others, that was respectful, self-caring, and nurturing. It led me to read and educate myself on the concepts of attachment disorders, and how to re-build the bond. I came to believe that it is possible to begin a new kind of mothering (with the help of current healthy relationships with others), and to mend the broken heart with patience.

All self-abandonment is a reflection of the abandonment that we suffered. When I work with women and their food issues or self-esteem issues, I support them in believing that they truly can have what they want in career and life. I help them bridge the gap between what has been missing and what is needed to supplement for that internal support. This situation is very close to me and I can only teach what I have learned. At age 8, I was placed in a foster home with my brother (which was then followed by two others), until I decided to live onmy own when I was 16 years old.

How to Write a Romantic And Sentimental Love Letter

Have you ever tried writing a love letter but were unsuccessful? Why is writing about one’s own feelings such a challenge to us? Here are some tips to help you write a good love letter.

Be honest. Exaggerating or even fibbing just to impress the other person is never a good idea. Remember that you’re writing this letter to tell your object of interest or your partner why and how much you like don’t have to impress anyone.

Write clearly. Be precise and (rather) concise. A love letter doesn’t have to be a hundred pages long to be a success. State your feelings clearly and try structuring your text a bit so the reader can follow your points. Your love letter doesn’t have to be all structured out like an academic essay but it should have some structure to divide it into parts, and those parts should have a logical order. Clearly, you might be overflowing with ideas and emotions while you’re writing your text but it’s best to leave it for a day and reread it, not only to eliminate occasional mistakes.

Be romantic. This might sound obvious but some people confuse being romantic with using kitschy and cheesy phrases they have heard in a soap opera. Of course you can use a line from your favourite film or book to express yourself but don’t overdo it. However, it is best to stick to your own words because you can say things more clearly and you can say them just the way would like to.

Be poetic. You can either use poetic vocabulary or rhyme or even use love poems in your letter. Poems about love are numerous so you have a huge variety to choose from. Try searching online databases that do provide love poems. Whatever love poem you choose, try selecting one that fits your situation and/or feelings as accurately as possible. If you can’t find any, just try writing a little love sonnet or love poem yourself!

Don’t type it out on your computer. Handwritten letters that include poems about love, even if your handwriting isn’t the most beautiful, are much more personal and show that you’ve taken some effort in designing it. Moreover, handwritten texts are special in our age of computerised communication and have a very pleasing aspect of tradition and antiques.

With these tips writing you won’t be shying away from writing a love letter or a romantic love poem. Enjoy doing it and just wait for the response!

Top Valentine's Day Treats

Put your Valentine’s Day in the driving seat with Aston Martin. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of the fun, as well as witnessing the true power of Aston Martin and Rally Thrill courtesy of a passenger ride. You’ll be briefed on cutting edge racing techniques, before taking part in training laps. Once you are comfortable, you’ll be able to unleash the V8 model for a total of six miles around the circuit. Rally Thrill continues on our theme of exhilarating things to do for Valentine’s Day. Having already enjoyed the smooth ride of Aston Martin, you’ll be immersed in the frenzied world of rally driving. Take on the Suburu Impreza, as you slide into corners, fighting for grip on the gravel circuit. You’ll be able to bring a guest along so both of you can experience the power.

London breaks are opportunities to engage in something special and exciting. Why not consider a trip to the theater before staying in a central London hotel? The addition of a hotel to your plans means that you can enjoy the whole day, shopping and dinning in preparation for exciting shows such as Blood Brothers or Woman In Black. Once you return to your hotel, you can reflect on your day while soaking in the bubble filled bath in your en suite room. After you have slept harmoniously, you can awake with breakfast provided by the hotel.

For the gentlest of Valentine’s Day activities, take part in cupcake decorating. This unique experience allows cake customizing, while working with excellent Green and Black’s chocolate. You’ll be provided with six cupcakes and two whoopee pies to hone your skills in design and demonstrate your creativity. Once you have completed your designs, you’ll be able to take them home to enjoy. The chef provided will unveil excellent techniques for making sponge and superb butter frosting for your future cupcake making exploits. This Valentine’s Day can be remembered as impressing loved ones through delicious cake creations.

Gastronomic gifts are among some of the best at any time of the year. The Five Course Lunch Tasting Menu for two at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze in Mayfair is an experience ranking among the best. You and a special someone will be treated to the finest Michelin cuisine in London, as you sample taster dishes crafted from perfection. The eclectic interior is matched by the food, with classic French and Asian influences. As well as stunning food, you’ll sip champagne and have the opportunity to try Maze’s sumptuous cocktails once you have finished your lunch. Enjoy dreamlike surroundings of contemporary award winning design to elevate your Valentine’s Day experience.

Love Advice – Soulmates

‘How do you determine if someone is actually your soulmate?’

Determining if someone is your soulmate is not an intellectual exercise. It is a knowing and you know quickly. You know in the first meeting, the second meeting and the third meeting. It’s a yes, it’s a yes, it’s a yes. What we often do is we meet a good person and there’s a lot of good people out there for us. And we fall into a relationship and it’s good. You know, it’s trying. It’s you know a maybe. It’s I’ve got a pro list and a con list. If you have you had to go through your pro list and your con list that is not your soulmate!

Good people for us do not make the right match. For it to be your soulmate, it has to be a match. And how do you know if it is a match? Well, you have to know your own soul and who you are as a person. Who are you authentically? Who you are in love? Who are you intellectually? Who are you as a spirit? Who are you physically? When you know that, you know your soul. And it’s so much easier to identify your soulmate. It’s much clearer. And as I said, it’s instant. This knowing is instantaneous.

You feel at ease. You feel comfortable. You feel like you can share your soul with that person. And it doesn’t feel hard. It doesn’t feel like a strain. It doesn’t feel like there’s all this tension. Be aware it’s not about physical chemistry. Physical chemistry is included but that’s not the knowing. It’s not like wow! I’m really attracted to this person sexually. No, it’s not about that. It’s like wow! This person and I truly know each other. We know each other. It’s a hit. It’s amazing and we’re going to keep growing and growing and having more fun and more fun.

So, I encourage you to know your own soul. That way you can identify your soulmate. Move from that good person to a true match that is your soulmate and really focus on knowing. Knowing in the first, second and third time that you meet, that this is your soulmate.

And I have two ways for you to connect to your soulmate right now. One of them is, if you’re looking for your soulmate, go to Sacred Love Dating on and fill out a profile so you can get started right away.

And if you have already found your soulmate, go to Couples Connection on and start connecting in more fun, in more fulfilling intimate ways today.

Spread Love And Send Valentine Flowers to India

Perhaps the most delicate natural phenomenon, flowers are equally powerful when used on the right occasion. Valentine’s Day is your big day when you want to send your wishes to your dearly ones. It is this time of the year when you want to restate your love to your partner and to say it at full volume,Valentine flowers are the best options for you. This season of romance, send Valentine flowers to your love and let your romantic message ring in her heart.

Valentine Day Flowers

Those who claim that there is no soul in flowers, they need to think again. All makes of nature carry untainted soul in them and therefore, when it comes to express your pure emotions, flowers, the most soulful nature product, have no equal. For Valentine 2012, lovers wish to confess their love in an unforgettable way, and inadvertently they rely on Valentine flowers, which help them voice their feelings in a most subtle manner. And more often than not, this flower formula does not fail; especially you have to convince your cutie who is annoyed. Even if she has a heart of stone (there are thin chances, though), she will accept your proposal with a smiling face.

Valentine Flowers

Valentine Flowers can build a bridge between two separated souls – whether they are geographically far away or emotionally estranged. For such couples, red roses are the best remedy. If one of them is not in India, s/he can send Valentine flowers to India from any online shopping portal, and promise his or her love. Maybe your partner, who is on bad terms with you, forgets the past and accepts your appeal to reunite. Go ahead and take up this tried and tested technique. And who knows, maybe luck is smiling on you and you win the heart of your partner.

Valentine Flower Bunch/ Bouquet

When a few carnations are not enough, send a bunch or a bouquet of Valentine flowers to your love interest. Drench her with your love potion so that for the entire year ahead, she will reciprocate with the same passion. Your Valentines Day flowers and bouquets will leave no stone unturned in expressing your real sentiments. If you are away from your flame, you can send Valentine flowers to India via online shopping portals; express delivery of these shopping portals can entertain your last-minute orders. Moreover, last mile delivery ensures safe delivery of your Valentine gifts.

Valentine Flower Basket

February is a month of romance, and what a perfect month it is! Winter has mitigated its harshness and summer is still waving from a distance; part-cool and part-hot, the season is an ideal atmosphere for romance to bloom. Spring covers the rows of trees with myriad fresh flowers; cool breeze sings romantic melodies in the ears of flowers and afternoon sun pours down golden rays on the glittering surface of streets. And the Cupid, friend of spring, strikes with his arrows on lovers. So how can they escape such a romantic attack? Lovers succumb to this raid of romance and indulge in the romantic activities; and suddenly a gift-giving epidemic breaks out and the viral infection spreads like a wild fire.