Monthly Archives: October 2011

Breast Cancer & Friendship

“Slow down! Don’t do it alone!” the stranger said to me as he passed me on my morning jog. I tried to force a polite smile, but what I really thought was: “What kind of a guy has the audacity … Continue reading

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Defending the Introverts, Defining Mutuality

If I had to put money on the table next to what I thought was a primary barrier to women building new friendships, I’d put it next to a mistaken view of what mutuality means. Sure, lack of time will … Continue reading

Posted in Consistency, Defining Friendship, Difficulty & Challenges, Fears, Judging Others, Love Languages & Types, Making Friends, Our Mistakes, Strengths | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Let “Best Friend” Refer to Quality, Not Quantity.

One of my neighbor friends from childhood saw my post on Facebook about my recent TV interview on women’s friendship. Watching it reminded her of a time when we were kids where she had been in tears as a result … Continue reading

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We Simply Have to Support Other Women!

While in New York City this week, I emerged from a tour of the United Nations building thinking about the blog I had just written on the 3 Baby-Steps Toward Girl Effect’s Dream of Changing the World. One of the … Continue reading

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3 Baby-Steps Toward Girl Effect’s Dream of Changing the World

I still remember my jaw dropping open a couple of years ago after hearing the New York Times human rights columnist, Nicholas Kristof make a historical comparison, when he was promoting his book “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity … Continue reading

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