Love Diaries: Should You Attend Your Ex Girl/Boyfriend/Spouse Wedding?

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I had the most amusing conversation with one of dearest friends about attending an ex’s wedding.  So, I propose a question to my Poets; should you attend the wedding of your ex?

I hope you said NO because I think it is absurd to go to your ex’s wedding; even if you have children with them.  I don’t care how EVOLVED or unbothered you are about your ex, I do not believe it is your place to share in their special day committing to the new love.  Thank about it, if you were rededicating yourself to another, would you want the stares of your spouse’s ex to be your “front and center”  view?  You deserve to have that day to YOURSELF as you unite with your new family.  What reason would you have to attend but to show how well you are doing after the break up?  That day is not for your showing off your new life, figure, or attitude………………so stay home!  If it’s that serious, just enjoy the scenery like most of the world…………..via social media!  It is selfish to want to take part of a day that is not about you or the past you share with that person.  If you share children with the ex, allow the children to take part of the day.  If you really want to be a class act, send a gift/card through the children to show respect of the new union.


Most importantly, to spare your own feeling………..stay home.  You very well could be OVER the ex, but seeing them exchange vows with another one could bring back memories.  You could remember when that person meant that much to you and you shared the same sentiments as the new spouse.  That can bring up feelings of jealousy, even with your good intentions.  Think about, you are watching someone else making nice with a family that you once belonged.  You are watching someone else start a family with someone you started your family with.  You are literally reliving the birth and demise of your relationship while your ex is pledging their life to someone else. You would be watching someone else take your happily ever after……….don’t TORTUE yourself!



Leave the past in the past.  Send your warm regards because there is some silent universal rule…………DON’T GO TO AN EX WEDDING!





Tamera Mowry- Housely Announces Pregnancy!

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1/5 of The Real daytime talk show cast has some REAL news!  Tamera Mowry- Housely, who plays the ” average America’s sweetheart” on the show has confirmed her second pregnancy.  She announced via social media:


““We are thrilled to announce we are #ClearblueConfirmed! Can’t wait to meet baby #2! Love Clearblue’s pregnancy test with Smart Countdown,” Mowry-Housley, 36, wrote. “It helped me get through the wait to get my result by counting down with me.”


This will be the second baby for the actress and her husband, Adam Housely.  The two has a 2 year old son named Aden.


Congrats to the couple

Cameron Diaz & Benji Madden Has Married! Shotgun VS True Love!




Wow!  Talk about a whirlwind romance.  This couple has only been dating seven months, engaged only one month and they are reportedly set to marry tonight.  Us Weekly magazine  exclusively reported that Diaz, 42 and her fiancé Benji Madden were getting married on Monday, Jan. 5, 2105.


The rumors were correct because Diaz is Benji’s Bride! 

Let me give you a breakdown of the day:

Prior to the ceremony, the couple got ready in separate rooms — with Diaz, 42, and her bridesmaids Nicole Richie (her new sister-in-law!), Drew Barrymore, her older sister Chimene Cain, and Diaz’s assistant Jesse Lutz getting their makeup done by Lona Vigi. Madden, 35, and his groomsmen Josh and Joel Madden changed into their black tuxes. Madden gave his bride a special note that she received just before the vows and Madden requested to be alone 30 minutes after the ceremony because it’s a Jewish tradition. The event, which was planned by Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove, featured a Jewish ceremony on a stage set up inside of Diaz’s home. The bridesmaids wore black dresses and carried white bouquets, entering the room to a Ryan Adams song. Benji’s nephew Sparrow Madden, the 5-year-old son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, was the couple’s ring bearer. Diaz entered to “Stardust” by Nat King Cole. She wore a gown with a low-cut back and lots of sparkle.

An officiant presided over the service, reading the seven blessings for the couple. When the time came for the pair to exchange rings, Benji accidentally dropped his, and the 100 guests laughed along with the bridal party. To seal the deal — as is custom in a Jewish ceremony — Madden stepped on and broke a glass as the crowd shouted, “Mazel Tov!” After the vows, Madden requested personal time with Diaz, during which they entered a private room for about 30 minutes, asking not to be disturbed — a Jewish wedding ritual known as Yichud.

Guests, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Samantha Ronson, Lionel Richie, Toni Collette, Nancy Juvonen, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, and Robin Antin, enjoyed a cocktail hour in the backyard’s outdoor tent, which was decorated with olive trees, linen tablecloths, and beeswax candles. The newlyweds soon joined their friends and family in the tent, giving a welcome toast.

The couple was introduced by Madden’s sister in law, Nicole Richie.  Both Diaz and Madden are known to be serial daters, being leaked to several celebrities.  It seems like the two have met their match or maybe Diaz is really feeling the tick of her biological clock.  Anyhoo, it seemed to be a spiritual, heartfelt ceremony.  Diaz is on serious baby bump watch, I have keen sense that she already has a bun in the oven!  Hence the shotgun wedding and religious expectations!  I don’t think you can be a Jew and have a bastard child!



A Tribute To Stuart Scott (VIDEO)

stuartscottIn the precise words of Stuart Scott,

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer,” Scott told the audience. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

He was the exemplification of his very own words.  He was know to do mixed martial arts training during his chemotherapy treatments.  The people who worked with him said that he would have a hospital treatment and go straight to work, giving us his talent and lively catchphrase, “Boo-yah”.

Let’s get into some highlights of his over twenty year career as a sport anchor.  In 1993 he helped ESPN launch ESPN2, quickly moving up the ranks as one of the network’s main SportsCenter anchors. By 2008,  he anchored late-night SportsCenter shows, hosted Monday Night Countdown on location during the NFL season, served as the lead host for NBA on ESPN and ABC and interviewed Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign.

It was his acceptance speech, in which I started this post with a quote from it; where he truly spoke on what his life meant. It was truly one of his finest moments accepting the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the 2014 ESPY Awards, this past July.  Fighting through cancer all while perfecting his craft and doting on his daughters, showed true perseverance.  The kind of strength that most people never get the opportunity to be indulged in.

He ended his earthly life January 4, 2015. We feel his perseverance even stronger in his early absence. God bless his two daughters Taelor , 19 and Sydni, 15.

Enjoy his touching speech below!

Inspirational Fix: New Beginnings!

dan headshots new-2In the words of rapper Jay Z: Let me reintroduce myself…………………my name is THE POET! Greeting Poets!  I’m so pleased that we have the gift to share the turn of the year together.  Each New Year brings a freshness and newness that excites us and we dedicate ourselves to elevation in almost every area of our lives.  I know 2015 is no exception and you are pregnant with all of the possibilities and dreams you have for this year.  Poetic Philosophy has recently been wiped out, I literally lost all of my writing for the past three years.  For three days, I was silent, almost numb.  I could not understand why I was not mad over losing my blood, sweat, and tears that I have put into my website.  The answer came so simply today………….new beginning.  I realize it was time for me to step back, readjust, and better this brand that represents me.  I am dedicated to not only entertaining you, but feeding you through my poetry, spirituality, and straight up honesty.  I want you to feel every emotion of my truth, no holds bar.  I believe that our transparency heals people, it allows them to identify and get hope to make it through their own journey.  I also want to share inspiration through other people’s life, I am just thrilled about the relaunch of this site!  So please bare with me poets as I rebuild this site, this is truly OUR new beginnings! I love you, be poetic!