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Category Archives: Family & Friends

friendship jealousy
Family & Friends

What Causes Friendship Jealousy—And What To Do About It

None of us escape jealousy or envy. We either feel it ourselves or are the subject of it in others. What causes these less than desirable feelings tha... Read More
how to have difficult conversations
Family & Friends

How to Have Difficult—But Necessary—Conversations

We’ve all avoided difficult conversations, or worse, engaged in toxic communication patterns that made things worse. The cause for it was a disagree... Read More
daughter dad relationship
Family & Friends

Dad’s American Dream: The Importance of Father-Daughter Relationships

Dad Such a small word packed with so much meaning. Who among us doesn't have a significant thing to say about our Dad or father figure? We visualize ... Read More
Unique gift ideas
Family & Friends

The Art of Giving

Throughout life, there will always be an occasion in which you will want to give someone a gift. It could be in celebration of a birthday, the birth o... Read More
bubbles - conversation circle
Family & Friends

New Bubbles = New Conversations

“We all have our bubbles,” said our friend Carrie. She went on to explain that she heard Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, use th... Read More
dinner with family - surviving social isolation
Family & Friends

Surviving Social Isolation

Social isolation has been thrust upon us. We have been enduring it for a while and some of us have at least a month yet to go or more. If you are feel... Read More
women sitting on steps making friends after 50
Family & Friends

What I’ve Learned About Making Friends in My 50s

I never thought the act of finding friends was something I’d have to plan and execute. Why would I? In my experience, friends came to me. In coll... Read More
Embracing the new
Family & Friends

Stick to Tradition or Embrace Change?

To my lovely English partner “tradition” is roast beef and Yorkshire pud for Sunday lunch, but I’m Scottish and that was never a tradition in ou... Read More
grandchildren
Family & Friends

3 Things Your Grandchildren Will Always Cherish

I asked my daughter what she remembered of her grandparents. She doesn’t remember much of the older grandmother, who passed away when she was 4 year... Read More
where are you going: advice for kids
Family & Friends

Where Are You Going: The Best Advice for Our Kids (or Grandkids)

I had been asked by a university to give a commencement speech to their Fall graduates, and I’d learned in my work, be it building businesses, or wr... Read More
Making friends in your prime
Family & Friends

6 Tips for Making Friends in Your Prime

Fab Over Fifty, a UK based website, revealed that the days of those over 60 becoming lonely and aging quickly is over. The site states that those over... Read More
staying connected
Family & Friends

4 Tips to Staying Connected with Friends

This past holiday I did something completely out of the box. It all began with a long-distance conversation with two of my old college friends. And th... Read More