Dare to be yourself

July 12, 2019
A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself. - Frank Crane This about sums it up, doesn't it? Friendships ebb and wane, come and go. But the very best...

How to Marie Kondo-ize a relationship

June 17, 2019
It strikes me that Marie Kondo's method of assessing whether or not to keep a belonging--"does it spark joy?" works extremely well for relationships of all...

How do you affect others?

April 30, 2018
Let's take a moment for self-examination. I do this, every so often, myself, and I thought I'd share. How do we affect others? Do they come away with smile? a good...

Goodbye, old friends; hello, new friends

October 24, 2017
Goodbye, old friends, people I have known for many years.... or fewer than many, but still not a few. Goodbye. In this new polarized world of ours we have all seen...

The one measure of a friendship

August 15, 2017
Safe shelter. That's all any of us are looking for in another. Being seen. I mean, really being seen. It's the beauty of our relationship with our pets, isn't it?...

Making sense of a puzzling legacy

August 7, 2017
I've been sorting through boxes of artifacts of my life, the things that I assumed I'd use for writing fodder in my senior years.  As the years passed, I envisioned my...

Everything to me. Or not.

April 10, 2017
"I have many “spouses”–men and woman who are there for me in ways my husband simply cannot possibly be. I love him, but he is not everything to me, and if I...

Girlfriends are the best friends

April 6, 2017
When a rather new friend gave me this last month, I was so touched. Because girlfriends really do matter in happy times and sad, and I'm not sure how I could live...

Turning point

January 24, 2017
Do you remember any particular turning point in your life? Maybe a time when you ended a bad relationship? Or left a job that no longer fulfilled you? This has been...

A word about normality

November 2, 2016
Normality is a well-paved street; it is good for walking, but no flowers will grow there.* I've always thought normality was overrated and still do. It's just not...

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