Wednesday, June 28, 2017

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love Is Freedom...  Live Fearlessly"




"It's True, Lovers Do Start To Look Alike..."


Amongst gay couples, it's often referred to as "A Boyfriend Twin"

"While you may be familiar with the old saying, “opposites attract,” in reality, what the heart wants is someone who resembles its owner and that resemblance increases the longer two lovebirds stay together.

University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc conducted an experiment to test this phenomenon. He analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newlyweds and photographs of the same couples taken 25 years later.

The results showed that the couples had grown to look more like each other over time. And, the happier that the couple said they were, the more likely they were to have increased in their physical similarity."


Read more about this interesting phenomenon here...


"Fear Eats the Soul"



P.S. I love the sign in the background of this photo... "Does your mother know?"



"The Views To Love..."






The look of love...



"We Were Always There..."





"This Made Me Smile..."





"The Truth About Love..."


In love two individuals share the same interest--each being interested only in the other's welfare.

- B. V. Tripurari



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2737"


"Nothing Can Dampen True Love's Flame..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"The Whisper Of Truth..."


The Whisper app allows users in anonymity to share secrets.

"Fear Eats the Soul"



"Love And Life's Journeys..."


From the work of Chicago born photographer Richard Renaldi. Over the course of more than a decade, Richard has recorded images of himself and his partner Seth Boyd in their hotel rooms across the country and around the world for his project "Hotel Room Portraits."

I fell in love with these images from the very first time that I saw them. There is something incredibly familiar and comforting in recognizing not only the love between Richard and Seth, but also the rigors of travel and the occasional weary eyes and tiredness that we all fall prey to. Moreover, these photos reveal an intimacy and comfortableness that one finds only when two people are truly in love... They reveal "love and life's journeys."

Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006 Renaldi's first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by the Aperture Foundation. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press.



"Bravo Sesame Street and The Children's Television Workshop!"


As a little boy, I preferred "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood," but what a powerful statement this photo from Sesame Street makes to today's little ones coming to grips with the realities of their lives... Some have said CTW shouldn't be sexualizing children, well it's far from that, what they've done (as they always have - think Bert & Ernie) is shown respect for all through positive messages of acceptance and inclusion.

Bravo Sesame Street and The Children's Television Workshop!


"Fear Eats the Soul"



"The Artist's Corner..."


Danny Keith



Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Hold Hands And Be In Love...  Live Fearlessly"




"The Whisper Of Truth..."


The Whisper app allows users in anonymity to share secrets.

"Fear Eats the Soul"



"Love And Life's Journeys..."


From the work of Chicago born photographer Richard Renaldi. Over the course of more than a decade, Richard has recorded images of himself and his partner Seth Boyd in their hotel rooms across the country and around the world for his project "Hotel Room Portraits."

I fell in love with these images from the very first time that I saw them. There is something incredibly familiar and comforting in recognizing not only the love between Richard and Seth, but also the rigors of travel and the occasional weary eyes and tiredness that we all fall prey to. Moreover, these photos reveal an intimacy and comfortableness that one finds only when two people are truly in love... They reveal "love and life's journeys."

Richard Renaldi was born in Chicago in 1968. He received his BFA in photography from New York University in 1990. Exhibitions of his photographs have been mounted in galleries and museums throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 2006 Renaldi's first monograph, Figure and Ground, was published by the Aperture Foundation. His second monograph, Fall River Boys, was released in 2009. Richard Renaldi is the founder and publisher of Charles Lane Press.



"Same Gender Loving People - No. 2736"


"Love Is The Power To Give Happiness To Another..."

Positive images of people like me... The truth of the matter is that we all need to see people like ourselves. So everyday, I'll post a photo, drawing or some other artwork that depicts Same Gender Loving People as what we are... Only Human.



"The Truth About Love..."


Love's the big hint life can't stop dropping, the biggest beguilement of all.

- Glen Duncan



"A Little Sane Advice..."


The Happiness Choice – Simple Ways to Find Joy Today

by Paul Novello, L.C.S.W., C.L.C., B.C.C.

Happiness is a choice. It’s true. You can choose to let life’s circumstances get you down or you can choose to be happy no matter what challenges life brings.

Happiness is already within each of us and we are born to be naturally happy! So why is it that, as we get older, we forget where to find happiness within ourselves and, instead, allow outside forces to undermine our joy?

You can determine your own happiness by following these simple strategies:

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Cliché, I know, however it’s so true. You don’t have to let life’s troubles and problems get you down. Yes, there will sometimes

be troubles because life isn’t always perfect, but you can definitely choose your reaction to situations. Look at the positive side of things and work hard to see the good in people and circumstances.

Find something you love to do and do it. Do you have a lifelong passion, dream or desire? Mine is singing. Connect with activities that bring you joy, and make time for them. Taking small steps towards a dream or goal will help you feel like you’re accomplishing something. You’ll find drive and determination to reach your goal when it’s something you absolutely love to do.

Do you have a gift or talent you’re not using? One reason so many people are unhappy is that they’re not doing what they’re called to do with their God-given talents. Each and every one of us has a purpose in life. You have natural gifts and talents to help you achieve your purpose, so use your gifts effectively!

When you’re feeling down, don’t wallow in your sorrows alone; do something about it. Seek out support. Call a friend who you know is positive and cheerful. Talk about your feelings and listen to their advice. So often, people allow themselves to go deeper and deeper into self-pity or depression because they think it has to be that way. If negative feelings persist, seek professional help. The truth is, you don’t have to be sad and you shouldn’t be. You can decide to be happy. You just have to make up your mind to do so.

Think about all the things you have to be thankful for. Often you may get so caught up in what’s wrong with your life that you forget to look at what’s right and good. Take a step back and reflect on your life. How far have you come from, say, six months ago?

Do you have family or friends to be thankful for? Yes, it’s true, they may not always be everything we’d like them to be, but imagine life without them. Now, be thankful that you have them in your life

Do you have a job? Maybe it’s not your ideal job, but in today’s economy, those of us who have an income can be thankful for it. You can always make changes to find or do something new.

When you’re feeling down, journal your thoughts and feelings. Often you’ll find that just getting your feelings down on paper will allow you to work through them, helping you to feel better about yourself and your beautiful life!

If you’ve been prone to look at life negatively, then you’ll have to put more energy into seeing and choosing happiness. But don’t let that stop you from being happy! You, too, can learn to be happy.

Practice the steps above and train your mind to focus intently on the positives. When you feel a negative thought coming on, or your mind gravitates toward the negative, learn to recognize it, stop it in its tracks, and then start thinking happier thoughts. Pave the way to a happier and more joyful life.

Starting from this moment onward, make the conscious choice to be happy!

___________________________________________

Paul Novello, L.C.S.W., C.L.C., B.C.C. is an author, therapist, and life coach in New York City. Paul created and developed Life Solutions for Gay Men, a personal development resource to empower gay men to achieve personal, professional and financial success. He provides life coaching to get you from where you are to where you want to be in any life area you want to improve. Paul is a highly sought after coach and consultant. He works with numerous organizations, including: Fortune 500 financial firms, law firms, healthcare companies, small businesses, and non-profit organizations.



"The Views To Love..."




He and me and our pup makes three...



"We Were Always There..."





"It's True, Lovers Do Start To Look Alike..."


Amongst gay couples, it's often referred to as "A Boyfriend Twin"

"While you may be familiar with the old saying, “opposites attract,” in reality, what the heart wants is someone who resembles its owner and that resemblance increases the longer two lovebirds stay together.

University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc conducted an experiment to test this phenomenon. He analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newlyweds and photographs of the same couples taken 25 years later.

The results showed that the couples had grown to look more like each other over time. And, the happier that the couple said they were, the more likely they were to have increased in their physical similarity."


Read more about this interesting phenomenon here...


"Fear Eats the Soul"



"The Artist's Corner..."


Edouard Naudin



Monday, June 26, 2017

"Gay PDA Is Okay!"


"Love Was The Most Powerful Protest Of All...  Live Fearlessly"




"It's True, Lovers Do Start To Look Alike..."


Amongst gay couples, it's often referred to as "A Boyfriend Twin"

"While you may be familiar with the old saying, “opposites attract,” in reality, what the heart wants is someone who resembles its owner and that resemblance increases the longer two lovebirds stay together.

University of Michigan psychologist Robert Zajonc conducted an experiment to test this phenomenon. He analyzed photographs of couples taken when they were newlyweds and photographs of the same couples taken 25 years later.

The results showed that the couples had grown to look more like each other over time. And, the happier that the couple said they were, the more likely they were to have increased in their physical similarity."


Read more about this interesting phenomenon here...


"Fear Eats the Soul"



"The Views To Love..."













Love can make dreams come true...



"We Were Always There..."


"It was the summer we discovered what love was..."



"A Little Sane Advice..."


How To Make Your Husband Happy

Curious about what will really make your groom a happy husband?


What do gay men who get married really want?

How do men want to feel loved and what can partners do to show their husbands they care? These intuitions might shocks you and your perceptions, but many times partners don’t pay attention to the emotional aspect of the man they love. Common stereotypes tell us, "We're almost expected not to have feelings. But times have changed and men don't need to escape from wild animals who are trying to eat them anymore. So underneath their roughness, all men want to feel loved and cared for — just as much as anyone does."


Men want to feel desired.

Men want a partner who is autonomous, who has their own desires, goals, wishes and plans how to achieve them. They like a partner who can achieve their goals on their own. They want a spouse who doesn't need them but that asks for them to be in their life because he wants him. They want to feel like a priority in their partner's world. They want to feel that their spouse is in harmony with them and their desires and not just the demands of life, family, work or their endless to-do list, gripes, recriminations. Men like to be romanced just as much as women do. They like to be taken out on dates or any kind of simple surprise that says, "I thought of you. This reminded me of you. I love you!


Men like to feel safe.

Indeed, "A happy husband likes to know that his spouse and partner won't take advantage of his failings and will keep his anxieties safe while he's working on them. And a man particularly wants to feel like his partner is helpful of him in his challenges and not using his challenges as reasons to walk away."


So husbands (and husbands-to-be), try to take into account the emotions of your man and they will be able to honor your love for them with trust, committment and true fidelity.



(Adapted from an article by Cristina Liva)



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