Romancing Your Soul Blog

Welcome to the Romancing Your Soul Blog. Enjoy articles on a variety of topics from Regina and her guests!

Stay True to Yourself While in Relationship with Others

Loving other people does not mean losing yourself in relationship. Relationships are meant to help you find out more about yourself not give up who you are for another person.  Through e-mail, I agreed to pick up and return my friend Katherine to the airport. Two weeks before her arrival, something came up requiring me to change plans for transporting her back. Still through e-mail, I assured her I would find someone to give her a ride back. She arrived and
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Question the Path You Are On

Self-love, respect, and inner peace come from learning how to travel through life in the easiest and most fulfilling manner. Finding the path of least resistance requires accepting it is your actions that create your life. Through self-assessment, you identify those aspects of your behavior, beliefs, judgments, and fears that are preventing you from creating the life you truly want. Confronting your behavior is not nearly as difficult a process as you may believe. Yes, it takes time to be comfortable
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The Scar of My Arm by Reverend Britt Skarda

I left my hometown of Des Arc, Arkansas almost forty years ago, but I still recall what a wonderful place it was to live as a child. Main Street was crammed with thriving businesses including the Rice Movie Theatre, Skating Rink, Lunch Car Cafe, Western Auto, Walls Barber Shop, Eddins Hardware, Berry Furniture and Bell’s Variety Store to name only a few. As a little boy, I was absolutely mesmerized by the large plastic “Old Crow” that stood in the window
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I Want That Bumper Sticker

  My children are going to the dogs. I don’t know about your part of the country, but in the South it is the “in thing” to advertise a child’s good citizenship in school on the family automobile.  When Justin and Sara, Miles and Deborah make the list, they rush home, bumper stickers in hand, to assault their parents with the good news. The other day, while I was reading about hundreds of the latest bumper-sticker honorees, Milo, my biggest dog
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You Are a Success When You Say You Are Successful

What does being a success mean to you? Have you thought about it? For many years I went along with the idea of success other people tried to impose on me. I went to junior college and got an associate’s degree. Then on to a university for my bachelor’s. I continued my education and got a master’s degree. Today I can honestly say I am grateful for my formal education. On this side, I can see how pursuing knowledge has made
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Healthy Competition Is Good for Your Soul

Do you compare yourself to other people? Do you compete with them? I used to, until I had a life-changing awareness when I was looking through a fashion magazine while waiting for a doctor’s appointment. I flipped through the pages looking at the thin models with seemingly perfect skin. For a brief moment, I thought how wonderful it would be to be young again with a perfect body, skin, hair, nails, teeth, and gorgeous looks. Then I woke up and realized
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Four Ways to Avoid Disappointment and Frustration in Relationship

Our greatest joy and deepest fulfillment in life comes from the relationships we have. While we want harmonious and fulfilling relationships, ideally with everyone, it is healthy and realistic to acknowledge that even in the best friendships and partnerships there will be challenges. And, it is truthful to admit we cannot have an agreeable and satisfying relationship with everyone. For instance, you will not be peaceful if you attempt to establish a relationship with someone who has aspects of her or
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I’m Gay, and That’s Okay with God

I was born different. Weren’t we all? Some of us have green eyes, some brown. Some are light skinned, some dark. We have red hair, brown hair, kinky hair, curly hair. Human beings are a beautiful weave of colors and cultures, different branches of the same family tree. We are unique by design, just as no two snowflakes or fingerprints are the same. And yet, we still have a difficult time accepting, honoring, and nurturing our differences. Around age four or
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The Kindness of Strangers by Rev. Britt Skarda

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers…    Hebrews 13:2 Today I found myself far from home standing in sub-freezing weather trying to insert a dollar bill in a bill changer to secure coins for the parking meter. The changer was out of order and I felt helpless. At this precise moment a tall dark Middle Eastern man happened by.  In a heavy accent, he asked if I needed change. “Yes,” I responded. “Come with me,” he said. I followed him
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Beware Tech Neck by Risa Potters, D. C.

  Long ago when I was in school studying anatomy, I had the privilege of dissecting a female body in a quiet setting.  She looked to have been in her seventies or eighties when she died, frail and thin.  What was interesting to me was the pronounced lump in the back of her neck, noticeable when we turned her on her belly.  This is sometimes known to be called a “dowager’s hump” – a term I really hate. This protrusion growing
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The Exquisite F**# U by Lauren Haze

March 2022 marks two years since the world changed. On March 11, 2020, was my significant marker. One of my jobs told me not to come in. As we all know things proceeded to shut down across our collective worlds. It was a deadly game of dominoes, a vision of synchronistic energy flow. Once the first spread began a pandemic of dis-ease erupted on many levels. Since everything is an acronym, I’ll sarcastically join the crowd. Henceforth in this blog, EFU
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Make time to play. Give yourself permission to be a child again.

“Regina, wake up! Pay attention.” Growing up I heard these words often. School was exceedingly boring in contrast to the world beyond the classroom. When the recess bell rang, I was the first one out the door. I raced into an environment where my attention was heightened and everything was vibrant and captivating. It did not matter what activity was planned for the day. From kickball and baseball to board games, play released me from the captivity of the classroom routine.
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