Category Archives: “Toxic” Friends

2 Ways to Respond to Friends Who Annoy or Frustrate

While these two steps won’t fix every friendship, they are certainly the first two steps we should practice in our attempts to repair or enhance a friendship that isn’t feeling super meaningful. All too often we become increasingly frustrated or … 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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Loving Kindness Meditation for Friendship

Once a month, for the last three years, this group of amazing women has gathered together to share their lives, to practice cheering for each other, and to ask for help from the group. This last Monday was our May … Continue reading

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Are You Bullying Yourself? Reform Your Inner Mean Girl

I’m honored to host a guest blog this morning from two friends of mine whose book Reform Your Inner Mean Girl comes out today!  Amy Ahlers and Christine Arylo, two powerhouses who are filled with love, have co-authored this interactive … Continue reading

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We’re giving the wrong advice for “toxic” friendships!

When my Google alerts brought a recent Today Show article to my attention with the headline: Here’s Another Good Reason Women Should Dump a Toxic Friend, I groaned, and then clicked. In short, the article highlights research showing that “as … Continue reading

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