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"
Hi my name is Jill Parshley-Cardillo. I was born and raised in Astoria, Queens in New York City. I am proud to say my sister, Kim Parshley, is the founder of: https://www.chooseafamily.com. She is the strawberry blonde actress with a bright smile, deep dimples and warm heart in the Choose A Family commercial, which you can […]Continue reading "In Between Brooklyn & Queens: A New Way to See Valentine’s Day"
With Thanksgiving coming up, and the hustle and bustle of students and shoppers rising before dawn, I decided to leave to work earlier than usual. I find that when I leave early, I slow down and take my time since there is no longer a need to rush. When we stop rushing, we breathe, and […]Continue reading "Happy Thanksgiving 2018: Remembering to Breathe"
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"
By T.B. Knight We live in a society that obsesses over sex, uses profanity in everyday conversation, and people jump ahead in lines at the supermarket or theatre. Athletes pound their chests when scoring or making a good play, reveling in their moment of glory as they perform before the TV cameras, while spectators […]Continue reading "HUMILITY"