Authentic Friendships
Gratitude in Friendships Nov 02, 2022

Gratitude in Friendships

 

November is often thought of as the month of gratitude.  We celebrate Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and some enjoy the frenzy of Black Friday shopping.  The flower of the month is the chrysanthemum and the birthstone is topaz.  Random facts, I...

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Can you feel the change? Oct 01, 2022

Ohhh, can you feel the chill in the air? The leaves are all changing colors and beginning  to fall to the ground. I love this time of  year! Where I live in Minnesota there is a spectacular new landscape every morning in October. As I walk my dogs at the beginning of each day I get...

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Transformation Sep 01, 2022

Transformation

How do you know when you need or want a transformation in your life?  Do you go looking for it?  Does it just happen?  Are you usually fed up with a situation and desperately need something new?  Did someone tell you that you couldn’t do something and now...

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Renewal in Friendships Aug 02, 2022

 

"Recovery is an important word and a vital concept. It means renewal of life and energy. Knowing how and when to recover may prove to be the most important skill in your life." -- James E. Loehr

 

August brings the final days of summer, the kids are getting ready to head back to...

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Independence in Friendships Jul 05, 2022

Independence

 

Having independence in friendship can feel tricky.  Does it mean being withdrawn or lonely, standoffish and disconnected?  Nope, not at all.  Independence in friendship is the ability to make your own decisions, join in or stay home, agree or disagree, have fun...

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Don't forget about Play! Jun 01, 2022

How often do you take time to play? Really truly, just play? If you are like most women these days the answer to that question is probably, “not very often”. How sad that as we become adults we forget about the joy of letting loose and embracing what is possible when we play.

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Commitment in Friendships May 01, 2022

Commitment

Commitment in friendship???  Crazy talk, right???

You might be thinking “I’ve never thought of commitment in friendship.”  

Friendship is usually one of those things that just seems to happen without too much thought or intention.  You are at work...

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Whimsy in Friendships Apr 01, 2022

What is Whimsy in Friendship?

“You must not ever stop being whimsical. And you must not, ever, give anyone else the responsibility for your life.” -Mary Oliver

The month of April we want to focus on the concept of Whimsy. I love the word whimsy, it brings to mind playfulness, fun, and...

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