It seems a common belief (especially among men) that Valentine’s Day was invented by the greeting card industry to make some profits during a low income time of year. While the greeting card industry may have seen an opportunity in Valentine’s Day, they certainly didn’t invent the “valentine.” According to legend, Valentinus (or St. Valentine) was a Roman priest in the third century. He is said to have performed marriages of Christians and helped Christians in other ways during a period of Christian persecution in the Roman Empire. Folklore further suggests that he started the “Valentine” tradition by cutting heart shaped pieces of parchment and passing them out to remind people of their vows and of God’s love. St. Valentine was supposedly martyred on February 14th. Continue
Still round the corner
there may wait,
A new road or a secret gate.
To say that “Life is a journey” is an accurate statement. Oftentimes that journey takes us to unexpected places. Sometimes we end up lost, confused, stuck, or hurt along the way. When our life takes a turn (expected or unexpected) we have to adjust. Some adjustments are easier than others, and can be navigated on our own. Other times we need support and guidance along the way to fight against discouragement, hopelessness and fear.
Patrick Ward PhD is someone who can work alongside you on your journey. He has experience and extensive training that can help you navigate through difficult places. Then, having achieved success, you can continue on with a renewed hope and a sense of adventure.