Friendships

The Message Inside Out Has for Us

The Message Inside Out Has for Us

Although the character in the movie is an 11 year old girl, the same principle applies to all of us:

We can be happy, healthy adults, loving our jobs, and having great success in all areas of our lives, but then something happens, perhaps our 3rd boyfriend in a row breaks up with us, and we can spiral down into the depths of despair that lead us to believe we are not good enough, not worthy enough, that there is something inherently wrong with us, and we turn to behaviors such as shopping, eating, drinking, or having random sex with people to help us manage the unmanageable feelings. 

Tend and Befriend: A Healing Survival Response

Tend and Befriend: A Healing Survival Response

One of the most healing ways to move forward in life when faced with challenges is to have a tribe of loving, supportive people around you. Learn more about Tend and Befriend as a survival response and get ideas on how to build your tribe.

Thanksgiving Self Care

With Thanksgiving just a few days away many of you may be feeling excited, but some of you may also be feeling a sense of dread that can sometimes come with the holiday season. 

The holidays are a stressful time, but if we practice good self-care, we can make it through without losing our Zen. Even if you love the holidays, they can still be stressful. Keep reading to find some suggestions on how to keep you Zen and still have fun this week. 

Cleaning out the Friend Closet, Part 2

So, you've read the first Friend Shui post and have now gone through, done some reflecting, have thought of a few "friends" who just aren't jiving with you and what you want and need in a friendship, but now how on earth do you let that person know?Do you just un-friend them on Facebook and hope they never find out? Do you just block their phone number and hope they never find out? That would be the easy way, right? WRONG!

Put the Electronics Away and Connect!

How many times have you been out with your friends and have seen (either in your own group or a nearby group) that although everyone is together, they aren’t truly connected because they are checking their cell phones, texting other people, posting on Facebook, etc? I bet you’re laughing because I know you know what I am talking about...

Cleaning Out the Friend Closet, or "Friend Shui"

Have any of you ever had the experience of hanging out with a friend and then feeling so totally and completely drained afterwards? Or maybe you walk away from that hang out thinking, “Ohmigosh, that person is such a negative Nancy?” Or even, while you are with that person or that group of friends you feel your whole body tense up and you wish you could get the heck away?

The answer is most likely, “YES!”

Well, what do you do with friends like that?