Dorothy Stover

Helping You Bring More Love Into Your Life

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LoveBlog - 9 Reasons Why You're Single

9 Reasons Why You’re Single. Hint: Becauae you're awesome! 

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LoveBlog - New Island Girls Podcast with a Mountain Man

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(This week I'm not having anyone look over my blog post for spelling and grammar mistakes.  I'm sure this post will be riddled with them.  I wanted to make sure I got this out there to you.  Thank you for your patience!)

Katie and I love being able to do these podcasts!  This week we were able to sit down with our very own Mountain Man, Kelly Steffen.  He’s 27 years old romantic and fighter for the underdog.  He gave us insight into the dating world we never would have gained on our own.  It’s amazing the differences dating when we were 27 vs the 27 year olds now.  This week we were engrossed in conversation and lost track of time.  It’s a full hour!  In the future we will try to keep the posts to 30 minutes or less.  We hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

This Week's Podcast with a Kelly Steffen, our Mountain Man - https://soundcloud.com/islandgirlspodcast/episode-3-mountain-man-at

The Love Tip from this week comes from the podcast; Let go of expectations.  Hold onto standards.

Expectations ruin things.  Having a standard is different.  Standards can elevate.  Expectations - a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future. "Reality had not lived up to expectations"  Standard - a level of quality or attainment.  "Their restaurant offers a high standard of service"

We would love to hear from you. Listen to the podcast and let us know what you think.  What do you think of the current dating world?  Anything you think we can do to improve?  Anything you love about dating in today’s digital age? Do you like the idea of having standards instead of expectations?

 

 And If you found this post to be helpful, please share. And if there's someone you think would benefit from it, please forward onto them. If you like this post and would love more love sent to you join the LoveLetterhere. It's free! Just the way love should be.

If you're looking for yoga and meditation with me, here's the Dharma Yoga Schedule.  Dharma is my yoga home; where I teach and practice.

Peace, Love & Hugs!!!

Dorothy

LoveBlog - Don't turn your back on love.

Loveblog. Don't turn your back and on love.

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Today is Day 22 of #MoreLoveMarch and it's to kiss someone you love. The whole idea behind more love March is to bring more love into the world. Before the month began, I knew this would be a tough month for not only myself but others. I know the little prompts each day has helped me feel love on days love was the furthest thing from my mind. If you're following along, I hope it's helped you as well. I know for some, this month has been very taxing and challenging. There's so much going on; astrologically, election year and energetically. There are also so many happy times and miracles as well. How could there not be? The world likes balance. For every hurt there is a healing.

 

There's an infinite amount of ways to love and be loved. Don't deny whatever way love comes to you. A hug from a stranger, a kiss from a muddy dog, or the chance to say I love you when you mean it. Don't deny love. Don't turn your back on it. And if you think you don't have love in your life, become that which you want. Easier said than done, I know. Take a moment and write down what's missing in your life, then star what you could do yourself. Think outside the box. And please, to bring balance, write down all the good things in your life. All of what you are grateful for. 

 

Which brings me to today's love tip, kiss often. Kissing is a hug for the lips and the heart. A kiss is a direct connection to parts of ourselves we don't share with others. A kiss on the cheek can chase the blues away. A kiss makes the world a better place.

 

If you would like to follow along, catch up or share your love moments please use #MoreLoveMarch

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This week's yoga offering is getting back to basics, the root chakra. The root chakra governs your place and connection in the world and to other people, your basic needs like money, food and shelter. Wednesday, 530pm Dharma Yoga Nantucket upstairs at in the hayloft at Bartlett's Farm. Come feel grounded and secure.

 

If there is someone you think would benefit from this post, please share this with them. If you would like more love sent to your email box, please join the LoveLetter HERE. It's free! Just the way love should be.

 

Peace, Love & Hugs!

Dorothy

LoveBlog Why I gave up the man that loved me completely and deeply.

 

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I imagined our future. We'd be happily in love and married to each other.  We'd travel the world. In the mornings, he would make me breakfast, because that's the type of guy he was. The afternoons would be spent making love, because that’s the type of couple we were.  In the evenings, after I'd cooked us dinner, we'd cozy up to each other on the sofa by a fire. Or, in the warm weather, we'd be outside on the porch, reading our books, taking breaks to discuss each of them and getting lost in conversation. We were never at a loss for things to talk about. Then, he would pick me up and bring me to bed because that's what he always did, and I could hardly resist. Eventually, children would come along. He would make an amazing father. A good example of how a man should be. We would take care of each other and each other's families. All becoming one. We would explore the world as our kids grew up, because life experiences are important to us both and we both know travel is the greatest teacher. It would be a pretty damn good life, and we would know it.

I had him. He was perfect. The dream guy. Handsome, intelligent, worldly, perfect body, sweet, silly, we spoke easily to each other about anything, strong, good heart and soul, sexy as hell, dynamite kisser, successful, and best of all he was good to me and loved me for me.

Why would I give this up? It's not that I didn't love him. But I knew I didn't love him the way he deserved to be loved, and I want to love a man the way he deserves to be loved.  You may think me dumb or foolish, and there are times I share your sentiment.  I would be happy with this man, I have no doubt of that.

What is happiness? With this man I knew I would have a happy life. I've also been proposed to on multiple occasions. I knew of at least one of them where we would have been happy together. But is that reason enough to get married? Or settle down? Is this reason enough to stay with someone? I think life should be more about what experience you are looking for when it comes to relationships and love. I've loved enough for a thousand life times all before the age of 20. And in my 30s, the love I am experiencing is not that of romantic love but everyday love; love of myself, love of my family, love of friends, love of a beautiful day, love of the chance to love. So what is happiness? What is fulfillment? What makes a happy life? I personally would rather be alone to love the way I want to love, than to be with someone where we are settled on each other. Where we may love each other but do we don't belong to each other for this lifetime. I can feel it. So rather than stay with a man where we would make each other adequately happy, with moments of extraordinary sprinkled in, I chose to set him free. Because somewhere out there is a perfect woman for him, and he will mean everything to her and she will mean everything to him. He deserves that, and I don't want to stand in the way of him finding it.

If you do anything in this life, never settle and don’t be with someone for the sake of being with them.  Love someone the way they should be loved, and be loved the way you should be loved.  Never settle.

Peace, Love and Hugs,
Dorothy

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LoveBlog: Entrepreneur Escapes

I love now and always have passion.  I love when someone believes in something with their whole being.  I love when someone sets goals, even if they never come close to achieving them.  I love dreamers, risk-takers and those that don't color between the lines.  As someone that has tried and failed on many occasions as well as succeeded in business, health, and all areas in life, I understand what feeling the great lows and great highs are like.  

What am I loving right now?  3E Escapes.  The focus of this retreat is work, wealth and wellbeing.  Taken from their website: A 3-DAY RETREAT FOR ENTREPRENEURS LOOKING TO CREATE HARMONY IN 3 CORE AREAS: WORK, WEALTH, AND WELL-BEING. THIS IS AN EXPLORATION OF CUTTING EDGE IDEAS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH AMAZING PEOPLE. ESCAPE THE NORMAL CONVENTIONS OF EVERYDAY LIFE AND EXPERIENCE A WEEKEND CRAFTED FOR YOU, THE ENTREPRENEUR.

If you have the entrepreneur spirit and you're looking to not only have the experience of the work/life balance but you want to be able to achieve wealth in all areas of your life, I highly suggest looking into this weekend.  I believe they are almost completely sold out.  If this is the case, join their mailing list to be ahead of the game for next year's event.  Here is their website to check out the schedule of speakers and workshops.  You'll find a beautiful group of people are coming together over the love and passion for work, wealth and well-being.  

I feel very privileged to be guiding the morning meditation this coming Saturday.  The focus will be yoga and meditation for busy entrepreneurs. A brief yoga session to warm up the body and a brief meditation session that can be done any where at anytime.  Perfect for those on the go.  

Peace, Love & Hugs!

Dorothy

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