Category Archives: Books & Movies

Dopamine: Relationships are “Supposed To” Give Energy

We keep hearing how good relationships are for us, but what do you do when relationships drain you, scare you, or exhaust you? Or maybe life just feels so blah now that you’re left feeling lethargic, stressed-out, weary, or flat? … Continue reading

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The 7 Verbs for Better Sex, Works for Friendships, Too

To say that I am impressed with the work of the acclaimed “sex therapist”–Dr. Esther Perel— would be an understatement. And seeing that she’s a New York Times bestseller and viral Ted Talk presenter, I clearly am not alone in … Continue reading

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Tips for Small Group Facilitators

A group facilitator can make or break a gathering.  We’ve all been in a group where the facilitator thought she was the teacher and talked ad nauseam, and we’ve also been witness to the run-away train where they take such … Continue reading

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If my friend really liked me then she’d initiate more…

I ruffled a few feathers last week with my post about being willing to be the friend who initiates more with others than they seem to reciprocate. Several of us feel like we’re making more time for our friendships than … Continue reading

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Hosting a Friendship Book Club

Huge thanks to Kristen Baker for writing up her experience with hosting a book club about my last book, Friendships Don’t Just Happen, so her story might inspire a few of you to do the same!  Imagine having a fun … Continue reading

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