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Birthday Messages to People We Love

closeup of four hands holding up a wooden heart.

Last month, I spent a weekend with seven of my dear friends. We were celebrating the 50th birthday of one of our traveling buddies. This particular friend started a tradition on our birthdays in which we go around the table and tell that friend what she means to us. This time, it was our chance to tell her what she […]



Modeling Friendships for our Daughters

four teenage girls smiling and walking through a parking lot towards the camera

A friend asked me to write about the topic of female friendships. She noticed that most of her female friends are telling their daughters how to be good friends, yet not modeling those behaviors themselves. It’s an interesting, yet disappointing point of view and one that I see frequently. Ultimately, our children learn the most from watching how we interact […]



My Crew

three white women sitting on a bench at the beach and laughing

Recently, a female colleague commented to me that girls and women are divisive, gossipy and mean. I was surprised by her comments in that both men and women can display those behaviors, but also because I haven’t experienced much of that from the women in my life. My friends and female colleagues have been supportive, loving, and truly the greatest […]



Intuition and Friendship

image of two paths in the woods with quote from article

Have you ever had a hunch or random thought that you ignored? Then later, you realized that if you had listened to that small voice, it could have been beneficial in some way?

Much of our everyday thinking happens below the surface of our awareness. A word, a memory, or an idea just comes to us.

Paying attention to these […]