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"
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 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"
By T.B. Knight A woman recently buried her husband of fifty years. She had known and loved him since she was a child and, although he was twenty years her senior, she couldn’t wait until she was old enough for him to notice her, love her, and ask her to be his wife. […]Continue reading "LIVING TO BE LOVED"
By Dr. Nero Cavaliere A platonic relationship is one that exists between a man and woman that is devoid of any sexual intimacy; being friends without benefits, as it is known today. Is it unrealistic to think that a man and woman can maintain a purely non-sexual relationship? I believe they can […]Continue reading "Can a Man and Woman have a Platonic Relationship"
WHY did we meet long years of yore? And why did we strike hands and say: “We will be friends, and nothing more ”Why are we musing thus to-day? Because because was just because, And no one knew just why it was. Why did I say good-by to you? Why did I sail across the […]Continue reading "BECAUSE"
Written by Dr. Nero Cavaliere In Romantic relationships the assurance of a deep and lasting commitment remains the elusive butterfly for many who wish to take the relationship to the next level: Marriage. The […]Continue reading "MARRIAGE: THE ULTIMATE COMMITMENT"
By Dr. Nero Cavaliere There is considerable research supporting the notion that individuals fall in love at first sight. It could be the way someone smiles, their voice, mannerisms, even their smell. There are numerous explanations, but one thing is clear; “love at first sight” is not love, although it may lead to the real […]Continue reading "Love At First Sight"
By Dr. Nero Cavaliere Relationships usually begin with attraction. One individual is drawn to another. It could be physical, or maybe they like the same things or share the same interests. Sometimes it’s the personality that draws one to the other. If the attraction is strong enough, a friendship evolves. The strength of this relationship […]Continue reading "Attraction, Romance, Commitment"