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Sending child to college
Family & Friends

The Mixed Emotions of Sending Kids off to College

It's that time again. It's back to school, and many of us are sending one of our babies off to college. It isn't until you reach the point of actually... Read More
Fun things to do with friends over 50 - out for a walk at a campsite
Family & Friends

13 Fun Things to Do with Friends

As you age, you realize more and more the importance of friendship. Having good friends that you enjoy is one of the most wonderful feelings in the wo... Read More
grief archetype
Family & Friends

What’s Your Grief Archetype?

Everyone experiences grief at some point in their lifetimes. Whether the loss is that of a home, a job, or a loved one, the thoughts and feelings that... Read More
friendship jealousy
Family & Friends

So, What’s REALLY Behind Jealousy?

Jealousy is a complex emotional response triggered by a real or perceived threat to something of value. Whether it be a girlfriend jealous of her para... Read More
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
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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
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
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
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
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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