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Darren W. Love
Toledo, Ohio
Helping Your Family, You, & Your Partner Live Life At Its Best
Interests: Darren attacks the problem of a constricted life and its accompanying physical and psychological symptoms. Helping clients break through the fear and the status quo as well as challenging the current "feel happy" culture. Supporting his clients as they confront the possibility of unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and experiences rather than avoiding them and risk living a diminished life.
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flickr: gianni It’s 5:30 am and I’m up, with scratchy eyes and yawning. Trying to write, why? Its about the unbearable weight of choosing. IT'S YOUR RESPONSIBILITY No one cares if you ‘re up or rollover in bed. No one’s marking down if you’ve fudged on the commitments you've made... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Quiet Creatives
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flicker: Micky Zlimen Acceptance is a funny thing. Acceptance means you recognize these differences, even the differences that really matter (read hurt) and you still accept them. Not the doormat-across-my-forehead kind of acceptance. If there is a behavior you want changed, of course you should simply ask your partner to... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Relationship Glue
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flickr: r.nial bradsha Distance. When I was a kid a good long while back, my grandparents gave me those funny dog magnents that repelled each other. Failure and momentum repel one another. You cant get momentum anywhere near failure. So momentum's not enough. You need to build distance from your... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at The Analyzed Capitalist
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flickr: CGP Gray So where is it hiding? last year I injured my knee just when I was at the top of my fitness game. I nursed if for half a year trying to avoid surgery. I didn't. So I nursed it for another half year after surgery. I lost... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Quiet Creatives
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flickr: SophieSchieli Its warmth and light; staving off the unknown darkness in the chaotic world. Don’t get me wrong, familiarity is, in the end, a good thing, but if you remove all the unknowns in life, well too much of a good thing can even lead to homicide. It’s Spring... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Relationship Glue
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Shawnzam: Flicker I was just writing my newsletter yesterday morning. (you don't receive it? No problem, sign up for it right here if you're interested) It was about Spring, the birds at my feeders on the deck, and about bacon, brussels sprouts, broccoli, and saracha sauce. Now have I got... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at The Analyzed Capitalist
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Flickr: D. Sharon Pruitt A quote attributed to many different writers goes something like this, "writing is easy, you just sit in front of the blank page until drops of blood form on your forehead". Which gives testimony to the terror of creation. So don't make yourself sit in front... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Quiet Creatives
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flickr: photo by Courtesy Photo This weekend I watched Jesse James Blacksmith on H2. No, not the outlaw, but JJ of Austin Speed Shop and West Coast Choppers fame. A guy who reached the top of his game and asked, "now what?" While you say to yourself you'd wish you... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at The Analyzed Capitalist
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flickr: together in electric dreams vpvasqueza If you're a man wanting a serious relationship with a woman, here's some things to consider. first don't pursue, attract. Sure, you'll pursue plenty once you're both clealy attrated to each other. In the meantime, you'll want to be attracting to find a satisfying... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Relationship Glue
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punks in love Rheinkultur 2006 Rheinauen, Bonn The hardest part of changing is accepting there' a problem. You recognize your relationship has a problem but won't just start making changes. Change is too hard for that. Tell yourself that you'll have to deal with that someday. You're raising children and... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2013 at Relationship Glue
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photo credit: c.cainzos / flickr What do you do when you don't feel in love anymore? Recognize that like being out of shape or if you can't remember when you last changed the oil in your car, when you finally get around to confronting this fact; you've waited too long... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2012 at Relationship Glue
Wow, I hope you teach. I'm thinking of pan-frying lamp chops Friday evening while you're getting under the primordial skin of man. Love it! Cutting through the mire of my week to remind me of why reflection is worth its weight of the mind resting in ones hand; reminding my why as I age I return to dynamic therapies; leaving the shoals of the second (and third and fourth) waves lapping at the shoals of my youth. I'm listening and learning.
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Freud's Couch. photo credit: roberthuffstutter - flickr You are not your executive role--that executive mantle you put on. You're the person--the one who operates the machinery of that role. Why analyze the executive? The entrepreneur? The capitalist? You play out the personal while in that professional role. Trying to keep... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at The Analyzed Capitalist
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photo credit: DVIDSHUB--flickr A little while ago I was watching the Military Channel series, Navy SEALs Training: BUD/s Class 234. Most striking were two seeming contradictory messages instructors were giving. It pays to be a winner. Winning is often seen as a solitary effort. About having your fate in your... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2012 at The Analyzed Capitalist
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Ironicly, being an introvert has become a focus of attention in the past decade. I embrace this aspect of my personality and was keenly interested in the book The Intorvert Advantage by Dr. Marti Olsen Laney when it first came out in 2002. Several years later a second book caught... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Quiet Creatives
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SPLITTING INTO THREE BLOGS. To help readers in focusing on what they may be interested in, I'm dividing my wide ranging interests into three separate blogs . . . This blog your reading will now be titled, Relationship Glue. The focus here is on romance, love, and passion--how it binds... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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Life is cumulative. That's because it has a beginning and a definite end. And, that time seems to have a direction though on paper it doesn't really need to. All the same, it certainly feels like there's a beginning, middle and end to things. That it moves in one direction,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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But you can create a bowl of cherries. Life will supply the cherries, and even the bowl--sometimes. Life may give you a chance to plant some seeds and will allow you to stick around to watch them grow into cherries. It could be true that you dream of cherries, or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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You know that old saw, "You working hard or hardly working?" It pays homage to the fact that the universe doesn't care about you--or anyone else really. So what can you do; If nothing matters? I suppose it's up to you if you want to matter in this life. You... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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Dr. Helen Fisher's book, "Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love" sheds light on what happens when love ends. Here I mix my thoughts and her research to talk about the down side of romance--when it ends. ROMANTIC LOVE'S DEMISE--HEARTBREAK In one study, 93% of the respondents... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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“No" is a complete sentence.” --Anne Lamott Today's a good day to remember how to keep what you've got--A good dating relationship or long-term partnership. And Dr. Deborah Tannen has just the right balance of research and provocative antidotes in her two famous tomes, "That’s Not What I Meant! How... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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Relationships are often the result of dating. For many that's the driving goal. Once there, it can be another story if left unattended. My take on this as several books help clear the path. "Falling In Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose" by Ayala Malach-Pines and, "Why We... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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Some dating thoughs that mingle mine and those from this part funny, sometimes irreverent, and often spot on book about dating, "Dating Makes You Want to Die: But You Have to Do It Anyway" by Daniel Holloway & Dorothy Robinson. The title itself gets you to open the book, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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Below I've gleaned a few things from a great resource on how to bring romance into your relationship "1001 Ways to Be Romantic" by Gregory Godek. A great read and a worthwhile investment in your love relationship! SOME DEFINITIONS Romantic love - is the desire for emotional and physical intimacy... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2012 at Relationship Glue
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Valentine's Day is getting closer--where to romantically celebrate in the Toledo area ? This is the day to impress, pullout the stops and make it special. A day to remember. So where in Toledo can that happen? Well you'll have to figure that out for yourself. That's the whole point,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2012 at Relationship Glue