Category Archives: Our Mistakes

Help! I Have Too Many Friends

Dear Shasta, I’m completely overwhelmed when I look at my schedule. Most of my scheduled events, in and of themselves, aren’t things I would typically dread: coffee with a possible client, a call with someone who wants some advice, dinner … Continue reading

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In Sickness and Health, Part 2: Friendship When We’re Hurting

While this blog post is the second in a series devoted to friendship with those who live with chronic pain and illness (nearly 1 in every 2 of us!), the principles are such that we’d all be wise to keep … Continue reading

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Do You Talk Too Much?

My favorite part of all my events is when it’s time for live Q&A. (There’s still time to come meet me on my book tour if you live in NYC, Denver, LA, Riverside CA, or the San Francisco Bay Area!) … Continue reading

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How I Can Be a Better Friend: Follow-Through

In the spirit of learning from our mistakes, two popular posts over the years have been when I admitted to my four personal biggest friendship failures and when I shared the five biggest mistakes I see other women make with … Continue reading

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On Being Willing to Disappoint People

“I have to go into hibernation mode if I’m ever going to get this book done!” I said to my husband.  I said it with a chuckle, not yet knowing just what that meant. He looked at our calendar and … Continue reading

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