Category Archives: Qualities of Friendship

The 3 Requirements of All Healthy Friendships

We all want friendships, but most of us don’t even know what that means. How Do You Define Friendship? When I ask audiences to define the word I get things like: “Someone you like.” “Someone who makes you laugh.” “Someone … Continue reading

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The Gift of Flexibility in Relationships

I returned home this week to the United States; back to a country where we can flush our toilet paper down the toilet, drink water out of the tap, and choose to sleep past the sound of roosters.  Ha! But … Continue reading

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5 Types of Vulnerability: It’s Way More than Skeletons in Your Closet!

I believe that our greatest fear is rejection— the worry of what people think of us, the desire to be accepted, the craving to feel like we are good enough. So anything that risks us possibly feeling rejected is going … Continue reading

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Quiz: Am I a Good Friend?

Apparently Everything Can Be Blamed on Your Friends It’s all the rage right now to be asking whether your friends are good enough to be friends with you.  Blogger after blogger seems obsessed with encouraging you to do a spring … Continue reading

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What is our Response-ability in Relationship?

While I’m in Cuba with a GirlFriendCircles.com travel circle, I’m posting this thoughtful guest blog from Susan Strasburger, an integrative counselor who works with individuals (and couples) who struggle with self-criticism, are in the midst of transition, or feel stuck … Continue reading

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