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  • Love is Creating Room for the Other.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    March 20, 2014 | 7:11 pm

    This week the oldest couple in my practice celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary.  The question that begged:  What is the secret?  He answered “compromise” and she said “love.”

    Many young couples, aspiring to marriage, also want to also know the secret.

    From the Bible:  God...

  • Who Deserves Unconditional Love?

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 20, 2014 | 4:01 pm

    Ruth had a major stroke on her 68th birthday.  Her vibrant spirit turned into that of a cucumber’s.  The team of doctors recommended her to be left in the hospital to die.  That was eight years ago.  Today, she is wheeled in and out of my office on her monthly visits, never late,...

  • My Conversation with Love.

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 10, 2014 | 10:52 am

    In preparation for the upcoming day of Love, I address her.


    I am tangled in your net, you tricked me.
    I set to capture you in words, but you did me.
    You deceiving Love, you conquer as you please.
    You’re both disease and healer, so you tease me.
    You're a false promise, my...

  • Love’s Incomplete Promise

    By Dr. Afshine Emrani

    February 6, 2014 | 11:29 pm

    And such is love:

    We are born inside of love, delivered into a harsh world, which sends us a welcoming embrace, a soothing voice and breasts to nourish.  Our cord severed, we grow up among friends only to leave them and learn of loss as soon as our grip tightens.  We fall deep...

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  • Important Dating Rule: Don’t Ask Trick Questions

    By Ilana Angel

    April 24, 2012 | 10:47 pm

    I understand that people lie.  It happens millions of times, every single day, by millions of people.  Lies can hurt, but do they hurt more or less than the truth?  There is a very clear line between a telling a lie and deceiving someone, so I wonder if I would ever choose a lie over...

  • Aristophanes on Creation and Love

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    March 24, 2011 | 10:57 am

    I went to the live Radiolab show at UCLA’s Royce Hall, which by the way was an incredible evening, and heard a beautiful story that I cannot stop thinking about.  I will paraphrase it for you as best I can, but really I won’t be able to do it justice and I hope you read more...

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