Monthly Archives: August 2011

September is Women’s Friendship Month

September is Women’s Friendship Month. She says with as much gusto as possible. I go back-and-forth between championing friendship holidays and feeling slightly squeamish over them.  Much like one of Santa’s helpers admitting some ambivalence about Christmas,  it feels slightly … Continue reading

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My Name is Shasta. I’m a Recovering People-Pleaser.

I am a recovering people-pleaser. I Am a People-Pleaser. My mom was visiting last week and told a story about me from junior high.  One of those random snapshot memories that revealed just how strong my people-pleaser tendency was at … Continue reading

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Nothing Kills a Potential Relationship Faster

Momentum.  The lack of it can kill a relationship quickly. A romantic relationship would never get off the ground if the two of you went out for a date, then ended the evening saying “That was fun… we should do … Continue reading

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