FULL MOON, any strange events you way?

On January 26, 2013 the moon reaches its maximum brightness. Therefore it is called full moon. Full moon is a lunar phase that occurs when the Moon is on the opposite side of the Earth from the Sun. More precisely, a full moon occurs when the geocentric apparent longitudes of the Sun and Moon differ by 180 degrees; the Moon is then in opposition with the Sun. As seen from Earth, the hemisphere of the Moon that is facing the earth is almost fully illuminated by the Sun and appears round. Only … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree, ‘to be real or not to be’ – that is the question?

A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, ideally an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree is an object made to resemble such a tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC). The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as nuts or dates. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by [candle]s, which with electrification could also be replaced by Christmas lights … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates London Holiday Teas

Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea (or low tea) in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle, though Charles II of England's wife Catherine of Braganza is often credited with introducing tea to the court upon her arrival in 1662. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea or low tea had developed into its current form … [Read more...]

ADVENT begins December 2, 2012

Advent, anglicized from the Latin word adventus meaning "coming", is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called Levavi. The Eastern churches' equivalent of Advent is called the Nativity Fast, but it differs both in length and observances and does not begin the church year, which starts instead … [Read more...]

Monogamy, is the “pact of fidelity not natural but cultural” ?

Monogamy is exceedingly uncommon in the natural world -- and, as it turns out, the human world. Monogamy /Gr. μονός+γάμος (monos+gamos) - one+marriage a form of marriage in which an individual has only one spouse at any one time. In current usage, monogamy often refers to having one sexual partner irrespective of marriage or reproduction. The term is also applied to the social behavior of some animals, referring to the state of having only one mate at any one time. Throughout the … [Read more...]

CelebrateLove.com, ‘ Intimacy… It Can Mean Many Things ‘

Intimacy… It Can Mean Many Things by Larry James Barbara Peters, Guest Author I have an amazing job. Every day I meet so many interesting people willing to share their stories, and each introduces me to something new to broaden my view of the world. Recently intimacy was the focus of a couple’s counseling session. The wife had been concerned about the lack of intimacy in their marriage. Her husband had a surprised, almost quizzical, look on his face as she made her … [Read more...]

Self Esteem – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Self-esteem is a term in psychology to reflect a person's overall evaluation or appraisal of his or her own worth. Self-esteem encompasses beliefs (for example, "I am competent", "I am worthy") and emotions such as triumph, despair, pride and shame. 'The self-concept is what we think about the self; self-esteem, the positive or negative evaluation of the self, is how we feel about it'. A person’s self-concept consists of the beliefs one has about oneself, one’s self-perception, … [Read more...]

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