Category Archives: Guest Blogs

The Key to Starting a Women’s Group

By: Katrina Emery Katrina Emery, a freelance writer from Portland, OR, occasionally interviews a member of GirlFriendCircles and writes a guest post about their friend-making journey so we can all learn from, inspire, and encourage each other in our own … Continue reading

Posted in Circles of Connectedness, Consistency, GFC Member Stories, Group Friendships, Guest Blogs, Interviews, Making Friends, Practical Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Secret to Moving from Acquaintances to Friends

We learn so much through sharing our stories!  Thanks to Katrina Emery for interviewing a GirlFriendCircles.com member, Jan Link, about what she’s experiencing in her friend-making process that can inspire all of us! When Jan retired three years ago and … Continue reading

Posted in Consistency, GFC Member Stories, Group Friendships, Guest Blogs, Interviews, Making Friends, Practical Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Moving and Making New Friends: Embracing the Change

When we want to make new friendships, we’re often dismayed at how challenging it can feel. Katrina Emery, a GFC member who lives in Portland OR, recently interviewed Maggie Chang about how she ended up seeing a move as the … Continue reading

Posted in Exercise & Yoga, GFC Member Stories, Guest Blogs, Importance of Friendship, Making Friends, Personal Growth/Spirituality | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

In Sickness and in Health: 5 Things I Wish My Friends Knew About Friendship and Illness

Several months ago, I received a thoughtful email from a reader of this blog who asked me to write a blog post that helped people like her– people who have chronic pain or illness— to figure out how to make … Continue reading

Posted in Difficulty & Challenges, Guest Blogs, Health, Loss & Grief | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 38 Comments

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

Posted in Books & Movies, GFC Member Stories, Girls Night, Group Friendships, Guest Blogs, Personal Growth/Spirituality, Practical Ideas | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hosting a Friendship Book Club