The Author - Eda M. Handly
That’s me, Eda, or as my future husband calls me, "Cougar" (since he is a photographer you will encounter much of his work on this site). Of course after deliberating with others of the female cat species, it has been determined I am only a Puma thus far. Never-the-less, I have found my happiness (finally!) and we are soon to be married.
It wasn’t always like this for me; quite the contrary. Of course I have always known what I wanted in a relationship; I was just having a little trouble figuring out exactly how to get there (along with finding someone who was even in the same book as myself let alone on the same page!).
At a young age I always went after the “bad boys” (unfortunately many of us chase after the ones that are a challenge). And after experiencing a few terrible (some abusive) relationships, I decided that the fairy tale of the prince riding in on his white horse just wasn’t meant to be; if for that matter, it even existed. Then I entered into the real dating world a little more experienced, very open minded, and even more empathetic. Time after time and burn after burn, I never understood how there could be so many closed minded people in the world. Even more to my surprise, how badly people hurt each other; many times intentionally.
Following more bad dating experiences than I cared to count, I came to the realization that I was put on this earth to merely inform (try to any way) as many people as I could about the true meaning of love, compassion, understanding, dating without drama, and most importantly to simply enjoy others company without expectations. After all, the very moment we expect anything from someone, is the very moment we will not get it.
So, my “mission” to find true love was placed on the back burner. I knew that although most had no clue, I would do my best to show as many as I could the meaning of healthy relationships and that we were not put on this earth to hurt each other; because I believed in love and everything it stood for. This was my mission. But, how was I going to achieve this?
After years of frustration, I decided to implement my energy and experience into providing advocacy and counseling to domestic violence victims and leading them through the court process. It became very frustrating, but I was able to build a relationship with and help many of the people I worked with.
I decided I wanted to help people on a larger scale, people who need and want my help. Now, even though I no longer believe that Prince Charming is going to come and "save" me, I do still believe in true love and I have found mine. We have a great relationship that we work very hard at every day. It is time for me to share my knowledge, experience, and compassion with anyone and everyone who seeks the same. And Love Sources was born…