By Jill Parshley-Cardillo My first love was my Teddy Bear. He was black and white and furry all over. I took him with me everywhere. I lost him in Jackson Heights, NY while accompanying my mom as she helped one of our relatives move. That was my first funeral; burying Teddy without his actual corpse. […]Continue reading "LOVE love"
By Jill Parshley-Cardillo Whether you are religious or not, you may have heard this poetic verse written in a letter by Paul in the Bible, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not […]Continue reading "Happy Valentines Day Agape‑mou"
By Jill Parshley-Cardillo Now that January 2022 has come to a close, here at Chooseafamily.com, we have one thing to say…you DID IT! You made it through another January, amongst some of the most challenging times the world has seen in a while. You are here, alive. Take a breath and a bow. One of […]Continue reading "Resolving Unresolved Resolutions"
Nineteen years ago. It may have felt like it was in your own backyard. Was it? It was in mine. Whether it was New York City, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania… anywhere you were… it left our hearts bleeding and a void still struggles to be filled ’til this day. Where were you then? Where are you […]Continue reading "Where Were You Then and Where Are You Now?"
I, like many others, gratefully have found a substitute father, friend, and mentor. Of course nobody can replace the real him, but at least now I have a chance at having the conversations in my adulthood I would have liked to have had with him after he died when I was 9. Anything from how do […]Continue reading "Choosing A Father"
Family is a concept generally associated with a group of people who are affiliated in some manner, in both physical and metaphorical manifestations. Traditionally, we view family as pertaining to our immediate biological bonds, the parents who raised us, the siblings who both loved and tormented us in equal amounts. We extend family to include […]Continue reading "Examining Family Roles In Society"
By Dr. Nero Cavaliere It was Kierkegaard , the Danish philosopher, who said “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”. Thinking about our past is helpful in assisting us in making the right decisions today , but we must keep in mind that every moment of the present slips into […]Continue reading "Together We Are One"
By Dr. Nero Cavalieri It was Marcus Aurelius, the Roman emperor-philosopher who said, “All is as thinking makes it so.” What he meant was because we react to life’s events through the use of our five senses, the way we perceive anything is predicated on how we think about it. In other words, the things […]Continue reading "The Power of Self-Talk"
By Dr. Nero Cavalieri It is a well established fact that our mental status affects our body in many ways. For example, stress, in particular, chronic stress, can lead to a weakening and even breakdown of the immune system which then makes us susceptible to all sorts of diseases including heart attacks […]Continue reading "You Don’t Have To Be Lonely"