Release toxic frenemies (and love yourself better!) I believe healthy female friendships are the best relationships for self-development, building self-esteem and confidence — and a great practice field for improving our communication skills for all relationships in love and life. However, when the relationship is toxic, all of those benefits can quickly reverse, leaving us questioning everything we thought we were […]
I’m asked a lot about how to make good friends as an adult. You know, after college, or after you are not squeezed into a work environment, class, or other situation with people who may automatically become your friends because of proximity or common bonds. If you are my Facebook friend, you probably know I’m […]
The cost of frenemies is way too high. It’s time for you to upgrade your people! Friends are powerful. They can boost your mood, help you out of a jam, and the good ones can even reduce your blood pressure. Making new friends as an adult can be a little tricky as emotional baggage snowballs […]
It may just be time… Do you have one of those friends who is negative, blames everyone else for her problems, and criticizes EVERYONE? You question why you keep hanging out with her, but she’s convenient and likes to do similar things. I mean, who wants to be alone all the time or miss out […]
Seriously, why didn’t we learn this in fourth grade? Have you ever felt really confident about the sound advice you just know will FINALLY help a friend solve her problem — only to watch her completely ignore it, or maybe even ask others for help as she disregards yours? It’s the kind of thing that can make you doubt not only your friendship, […]
Build confidence while strengthening your friendships.
Women need supportive friends at all ages – even and perhaps especially over 50! As we age, we hear a lot about physical ailments, retirement, empty-nests or grown kids moving back home. We hear about losing our memory, menopause and the dismal statistics on finding love after 50. I think we could use a new […]
Here’s how to ensure conversations with your gal pals leave you feeling upbeat rather than beat up. Have you ever looked forward to a chick-chat with a friend or been excited to open an email from a gal pal you look forward to hearing from only to get dumped on as if you are a […]