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Friends Either Elevate Us or Diminish Us!

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:16:58 -0500

Have you ever wondered why you're not getting ahead in life? Have you considered looking at who you're hanging out with? Perhaps understanding the excitement from elevating your friends will help you eliminate the ones who drag you down!


Living Life in a Delicate Balance

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:33:53 -0500

Carol and I recently made dinner plans with our dear friends Harvey and Sharon. When it came time for the dinner we found ourselves at a funeral home for our friends' calling hours. They had been killed in a plane crash a week before. We hadn't seen them for a while but always treasured our time with them and looked forward to their company.


Friendship and Its Value

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 07:09:09 -0600

Friendship is the best relationship that a person should have to lead a more meaningful life in this world, next only to the Family system. A good friendship consists the unassuming and helping minds.


Relationships: Why Do Friendships Come To An End?

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 06:38:16 -0500

If one was to think about a close friend, it could be someone they have known for a number of months or it may be a number of years. Yet regardless of how long they have known each other for, they will have a strong connection.


Why Do Women Love Having Gay Men As Friends?

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:17:47 -0600

Do women really prefer in many cases to have gay male friends by their side? Well it just seems the case here. For women, gay male friends are more honest.


Two Boys and a Man (A Story of Connection and Friendship)

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:28:36 -0500

There is an old dog-eared photo of a little boy on my night table beside our bed. His name was Paul and he touched my life so deeply that I will never forget him. In fact we named our youngest son after him. Let me tell you the story.


Top 7 Thoughts on Nurturing and Keeping a Friendship

Thu, 03 Dec 2015 15:48:55 -0600

Friendship is commonly defined as "a relationship between two or more friends". The direction that the friendship takes really depends on the parties involved and how much they value the relationship. Among other things, it is important to invest time in a relationship.


More Than You Know

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:06:05 -0500

So you thought you didn't have any friends. You are wrong. Look to the sources you hadn't previously thought of. This world is changing. Someone does care.


Friendship For Better Health

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:01:12 -0600

Historically, we always have lived in groups because it facilitated our survival. It's easier to hunt, live, and provide security as a group. Here are all the health benefits.


What's the Secret of Forming Close Friendships?

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:45 -0600

People with close friendships are happier! How do they do it?


How To Find Friends

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:40:46 -0500

Zig Ziglar used to say, "To find a friend you got to be a friend." The challenge for many is knowing how to be a friend that adds happiness to the lives of others, in turn creating greater happiness in your own life. There is a simple question for developing stronger, more loyal friendships.


Six Kind of Friends You Need to Block From Your Life Right Away

Thu, 21 May 2015 14:00:37 -0500

To lead a smooth and peaceful life one really needs to be surrounded by people who are not only positive but supportive also. Good vibes around you will lift up your confidence and also help you achieve the impossible.


Nurturing Relationships - 5 Golden Rules of Christian Friendship

Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:11:01 -0500

Friendship - especially Christian friendship - is not a matter of chance. It's first a blessing, and second a choice to love. We can nurture Christian friendship by mastering relationship skills. What skills will enhance and deepen your closest relationships? Let's explore five of them together.


5 Qualities of Quality Friendship

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:09:47 -0500

VALUING people is the most palpable relationship currency; it is otherwise known as friendship. Here are just a few things to reflect over when it comes to friendship - something we have the privilege to offer and the blessing to receive.


The Friend Within

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:46:20 -0500

We can't choose our family but we do choose our friends. This article explores what friendship may or may not be.


The 7 Basic Truths About Lies & Smear Campaigns

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:06:14 -0600

Human Nature Is a Funny Thing. Most of us have never heard the phrase "lies & smear campaigns. I know I didn't until 18 months ago. Until confronted of what was going on behind my back, it never occurred to me that people even did things like this. Whether it came from a parent, a teacher, a spouse or a close friend we tend to believe what we hear. This is basically a good quality for each of us. Most of us rarely, if ever, question the veracity of a loved one's statements, and this is a fine quality to have. That is, until you find yourself on the receiving end of a toxic smear campaign by a morally disordered narcopath (narcissistic sociopath) hell-bent on destroying everything about you. She has no boundaries, so in her morally depraved mind, nothing is off-limits, be it your marriage, your livelihood, your family ties, and even your very freedom.


Life Is an Experience

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 15:34:11 -0600

So you feel like nothing you've done counts for anything. It wasn't put on a resume. You're just a mom. You've had setbacks. The kids aren't even grown yet and there's too much going on. Have I got good news for you.


I Have So Much Love to Give - Why Would Anybody Declare So About Himself?

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 06:23:29 -0500

There might be people around you - even some of your friends - who declare, time and again, something about themselves, such as: "I have so much love go give"; or "I have no secrets whatsoever". Are they who they present themselves to be? What makes them make such declarations? And how does it affect you when you realize that the person in front of you is not who he/she presents self to be?


Making Friends As an Adult: Why Is It So Hard?

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:51:04 -0500

This is a little known fact to many, but making new friends once you're out of school or College can be very hard. Why is it so? Why can't we make connections and develop them into friendships as easily when we are adults as when we were children? It shouldn't be that hard, right?


Christian Friendship - Why You Should Worry More About Betraying Our Friends Than Being Betrayed

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 06:58:10 -0500

Nobody wants to be betrayed by a friend. It's one of the greatest risks of friendship. But as Christians, trying to live by authentic self-sacrificing love, we should be even more concerned that we don't betray our friends. It's easier than you may think to fall into patterns that can lead us to betray our friends.


Relationships: Do Your Friends Bring Out The Best In You?

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:23:44 -0500

It is often said that we are what we eat and while this is an area that is given a lot of exposure, it is not the only thing that one needs to pay attention to. This is not to say that what one eats is not important or that it should be ignored, what it means is that one needs to pay attention to other things that influence who they are.


The Image You Create of Yourself Might Hamper Your Friendships and Intimate Relationships

Wed, 10 Jun 2015 06:09:20 -0500

If you see yourself as a charming person; attentive to your friends; eager to listen to them; making yourself available to them whenever they "need" you; giving them advice and even helping them with money when you think they need some - think twice: does your behavior come from pure, authentic empathy, or from a deep rooted need to be loved and appreciated? If the later is true, it might well mean that - against your own belief and disregarding the number of friends you have - you find yourself alone and incapable of developing a truly serious intimate relationship based on mutuality and give-and-take.


Every Grown Woman and Grown Man Needs One

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 05:44:05 -0500

We all need a person in our lives who we consider to be our "voice of reason." That's a person who doesn't have a problem telling us the truth. True friendship is like good medicine. Sometimes it's hard to take, but as time passes it makes us better.


Finding True Friends

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:46:56 -0600

One of the best ways to know who are your friends from your mere acquaintances is during hard times. Your real friends will always be there no matter what. In some cases, the people you thought to be real friends will abandon you and the least likely you expect are the ones who would be by your side. Only in bad times will you know who they are. Bad times are a kind of sorting out times.


Making Good on a Promise - Part Two

Mon, 04 Jan 2016 11:51:47 -0600

Have you ever made a vow to yourself of something you will revisit in your lifetime? You will know when the time is right. It may happen at once or as a process. Here's where I'm at with mine.


Get A Woman Friend To Become Your Lover

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:23:03 -0600

Men are mostly concerned on how to get a friend to become a girlfriend, and think about the possible ways to do it without taking unwanted risks. There are certain ways you could easily achieve this.


The Gift of Loneliness

Tue, 15 Dec 2015 08:07:04 -0600

Do you feel lonely, broken or somehow flawed? That you have no real value, that you are faking it? Do you long to connect with others? Then you have come to the right place. You can make a difference. You can experience happiness and give that same gift to others as well.


Social Relationships and Interaction Will Make You Happier

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:57:53 -0500

Many people believe that they can follow their own path with no help along the way. While you can of course follow you own path in life, you will need that so-called help and social interaction now and again. The social side of our human anatomy is too strong to be denied, our minds are basically programmed to enforce social interaction and relationships with other people. It will in the end grant you some form of happiness, or at the very least be a contributing factor, or might I even add, save you from unhappiness?


My Ex Wants to Say Friends - Should I?

Tue, 05 May 2015 13:23:29 -0500

Can you really be friends with an ex boyfriend? Or are you substituting the relationship you truly want for something that's second place?


4 Types of People You Should Make Friends With

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:55:23 -0500

The kind of friends you keep determine how far you go in life. This article will help you select right.


A Gift Of the Arts

Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:31:38 -0600

When you come from where I come from, you don't trust that people are just being nice because they really want to be. I learned that when you work hard, some people really do want to help you keep doing good with your life.


How to Win Friendship

Wed, 06 Aug 2014 10:31:13 -0500

Of course, friendship plays a very vital role in our lives. For some of us friendship means life, and vice versa. We all have that one friend or a group of friends whom we always want to retain, and play carefully with friendship so that it may not get affected negatively.


One Huge Reason Why You Can't Stay Friends With Your Ex

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:44:59 -0500

Want to stay friends after the breakup, but worried about what that might entail? Learn exactly why staying friendly with an ex might be a bad idea, and what you can do to ease things after a bad breakup.


Birds of a Feather Flock Together - How Your Friends Shape Your Lives

Thu, 04 Feb 2016 09:00:44 -0600

The quality of our friendships and the quality of the people we call friends will condition us to be better or worse people. How is this true, and what steps can we take towards making good friendships and good friends?


Bridge Building to Friendships

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:19:50 -0500

Developing more friendships and associates can open up a whole new world for one who is willing to make a plan and follow it through. This is a good place to get started!


Working Out Who Your Real Friends Are

Mon, 09 Feb 2015 07:34:48 -0600

The New Year is a good time to reflect on the important things in life, things like friendship. Indeed, friendship is up there with love and having children as being one of the greatest experiences of being human and alive. Friendship can produce such joy, laughter, intimacy and wonder when it is at its best; and similarly, and surely, we have all had that experience where we come to feel that the friend we have is not really a friend at all; they are not a bad person necessarily, but they are not our friend, our special (in a non-exclusive sense) friend. The trouble is that these non-friendships can continue for years; they drain our energy, our time, our resources; and either duty or guilt means we somehow never quit them, and so end up a martyr to friendship. A sad condition, especially when you consider that the essence of friendship, unlike our families, is choice: we are supposed to choose our friends, but we cannot choose who our mother or brother is.


What Makes For a Good Friend?

Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:14:16 -0500

Friendship is one of the purest relationships in our lives. Friends play an integral part of our growth as an individual however; our choice of friends can affect our lives. This article deals with traits that make for a good friend.


Relationships: Do Your Friends Accept You For Who You Are Or For What You Do?

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:38:45 -0600

One thing that human beings need in order to live a fulfilling life is to be accepted for who they are. But while they have this need, it doesn't mean that it is always met.


Fighter Pilots and Friends: Those Who Give and Risk

Thu, 28 May 2015 09:57:15 -0500

Memorial Day is the time to "say the words" for those who have contributed to the freedom of our country. Some paying the ultimate sacrifice.


Establishing a Relationship - Steps To Foster Lasting Relationships

Fri, 06 Mar 2015 07:14:01 -0600

For whatever reason, some people have trouble establishing relationships with people. Relationships are very important. Having them can take you further in life than not having them. Learn to create platonic relationships from your environment.


Settle Your Differences

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:25:36 -0500

Victoria and Bridget have been friends since childhood. They grew up together, went to the same elementary, high school and tertiary institution. At the university, Bridget was in a relationship with Archer, for 2 years. During which lots of misunderstanding took place as a result of drugs which Archer was involved in and Bridget had to call it off with him. Archer felt so hurt and heartbroken as he saw Bridget move on without him; so he decided to hurt her. He went to Victoria and deceived her by concocting a false story which Bridget never spoke about and that was the beginning of the rift between the two old friends.


Friendship Realities Versus Expectations

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 07:48:16 -0500

According to a study documented in the June 2006 issue of the journal American Sociological Review, Americans are thought to be suffering a loss in the quality and quantity of close friendships since at least 1985. The study states 25% of Americans have no close confidants, and the average total number of confidants per citizen has dropped from four to two. This is a personal journey to enlightenment about what true friendship is.


Your Self, Ego, Anger and You

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 08:10:54 -0500

What should you do with your ego? Will you let your ego ruin your friendship? An account of an event that happened to me. It will help you in understanding the anger and ego issues.


Remembering Long Lost Friends

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 10:50:56 -0600

I decided to write upon the suggestion of a friend who patiently listened to my stories and said, "Do you have a blog?" and I said, "No", and he said "Well you should." My stories are real, no need to embellish at all. So I'll try to write my stuff as to not saturate my friends with all of my thoughts and verbal diarrhea. I've started with where I can remember, with my imaginary friends.


There Are Many Different Kinds Of Friends

Wed, 06 Jan 2016 11:10:24 -0600

"People are in your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime." It's more than a line from a greeting card. There are many different kinds of friends and that is OK. There is no one definition of FRIEND.


Healing Aspect of Friendship

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:27:48 -0600

In the decades of positive thinking, some people get left behind. What can be a good thing can also cause suffering if unaddressed emotions are not permitted to be expressed. God made humans with all emotions, not just the feel good ones. Let's get real and have a discussion.


Being Nice Does Not Have To Be That Difficult

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:42:57 -0500

It should not be difficult to be nice to others, and it could make a big difference in their lives if someone takes the time to be friendly. It would make a better world if more people would show kindness.


On Choosing Friends

Thu, 17 Dec 2015 09:32:12 -0600

List us lucky if we are able to choose a pragmatic friend. Question yourself - "why a particular friend is important to us? In what way is she contributing to our happiness? Has she shown a positive support? What will I do to maintain that relation and how am I going to be helpful to her?" The answers will clear our mindset. My experience says we should have 'supersets,' 'sets' and 'subsets' of friends. By forming this kind of circle one never gets burned. Investing in multiple groups is a boon yet keeping a special friend is a bonus. If we are really lucky to have "one" who fits the bills, it's a great return on investment! It's good to presume, not all friendships stay forever.As long as a friendship is wholesome, do cherish.Friends may give us lows, but an ample amount of highs also come from here. It's an uplifting relationship. Let us enjoy this relationship walking steadily and carefully.


1997, An Era Has Passed, Part 2

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:36:10 -0500

Sitaram and I had been missing him very much and the memories of our daily little post-lunch 'Thums-up party' at a Kirana cum bakery store tucked away in the by lane just behind our office building. Following the year 1997, my life changed dramatically, drastically; it never remained the same again, as though my very existence, my mind and spirit, took a heavy blow.


7 Habits of a Good Friend

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 09:23:37 -0500

Friends are forever. But being the best buddy you can be, takes a lot of effort and a few good habits. Here are seven good habits that make you the best buddy in the world.


How Do You Turn a Foe Into a Friend?

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 05:51:28 -0500

First of all, how do you happen to have foes? The next question is the article title itself. Look inside because I have got you covered in both the aspects.


Can You Really Remain Facebook Friends With Your Ex?

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:55:27 -0500

What happens with Facebook after a breakup? Can you stay "friended" with your ex, and if so, will it somehow help to get them back?


The Strange Case of Miss Lady Scootywali, Part 1

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:27:46 -0500

Neetu's tall and lissome self can make your head turn a second time and that'd be enough to make you a distant admirer. She had looks that went far and wide. Of particular importance to me was her laundry list of talents: her kind of knack, power, flair, and even her kind of specialty which made her a little hypothetically 'different' compared to you and I.


Friendship - Never To Be Taken For Granted

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:01:18 -0500

We take for granted lots of things. There is, however, one important thing that we must never take for granted. That thing is the friendship of others. This article looks at many of the benefits of friendship and even proposes some of the things you can do to build a friendship-building strategy.


The Unusual Friend

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 13:28:12 -0500

While trying to adapt to new surroundings, you look for a comfortable corner. This story is about such a friend who made me feel a little more familiar to the totally unknown environment. Most of the times you bond to a place because of the most unexpected relationships. These "unusual friends" make the journey of life a smooth sail.


How To Be A Real FRIEND?

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:36:45 -0500

While some people often refer to numerous people as their friends, the reality is often that the vast majority of these, are merely acquaintances, contacts, or some other form of friendly relationship. Being a true friend necessitates discipline, commitment, often-hard work, and consistently being dependable, reliable and there for others, rather than merely being friendly when it serves your inner purpose, needs or desires. It would be helpful to most, if they could differentiate between those that truly were their FRIEND, as opposed to those who simply, either said they were, or behaved a certain way when it...


Good Friendships Never Die, or Do They?

Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:28:27 -0500

As a unique individual, you have an incredible effect on the people who come into your life. In turn, they have an incredible effect on you. The experience of being together changes you. While there may be times when you play a more significant role in your friend's life, there will be times a friend plays a more significant role in your life. Life changes too quickly and it's over too soon for you to dwell on being alone. Cherish every person you know and be good to them.


Who Is My Friend?

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 08:19:44 -0500

Just a few of my thoughts on friendship, and what it means to me. I make a distinction between acquaintances and friends. And I can count 'true' friends on one hand. Some may think my expectations are unrealistic.


Francis De Sales On Godly and Toxic Relationships

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 08:37:50 -0600

FRANCIS De Sales (1567-1622) gives what seems like very contemporary advice - don't nurture friendships with toxic people. It's not only unbecoming of believing people who are supposed to be nurturing holy relationships, it's also such a waste of time and emotional energy.


Cycle of Friendship

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:44:06 -0500

Saying goodbye to a friend is never easy. Neither is growing old. Goodbye youthful friend.


The Right Relationships Are Life Essentials

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:45:51 -0600

The right relationships can make a person's life. Wrong relationships can break a person's life. A person needs to be aware of what kind of people are going to help them get where they want to end up. We all need friends who will protect us from ourselves.


1997, An Era Has Passed, Part 1

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:46:39 -0500

The day when I had resigned Sitaram was visibly hurt and upset even. Surely we would miss writing software codes day in and day out on the same computer we worked on huddled together. Now those days are all going to be over. Yet, my heart ached for Sitaram: one of the rising stars on the IT firmament, who, once upon a time, had decidedly taken his own sweet time before he thought it fit to call it quits from Segorsoft.


How to Find Friendship in Young Children

Thu, 03 Sep 2015 08:48:57 -0500

An adult always seeks friendship in like-minded people around him. But have you ever imagined of making friends with young children? The joy and benefits of it are simply great! To learn more, take a look inside.


Sanford: Was He Just a Gardener or Something Much More?

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:27:31 -0500

I heard about him often, as he meandered from house to house in the Rocklege neighborhoods, turning overgrown, weed-filled lawns and long-neglected flower beds into virtual outdoor havens with a wave of his two magic, green thumbs. He was 71 and slowing down but still much in demand probably because he had a world-class personality to go with his gardening cloak. His funeral is tomorrow, and I will really miss him, though I never met him.


Reflection: The Road of Building Friendships

Thu, 22 Oct 2015 11:36:09 -0500

This is an essay I wrote for our grammar class about our "Reflection". I focused on this particular activity we had during this event.


10 Things I Learned In One Incredible 20-Minute Conversation

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:17:32 -0500

CONVERSATIONS can be anything from interesting, absorbing, boring, to life-changing. And when we are in a great deal of spiritual flux, we actually need more of those regular life-changing conversations. Here is an easy list of ten clear things I learned in a short conversation on the phone recently.


The Strange Case of Miss Lady Scootywali, Part 2

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:29:54 -0500

Leaving Trishule Park Leaving Trishule Park residence was imminent and when it was time to leave I had heartbreaks. I never recovered from the shock of shifting out of my beloved homestead. The fact that we have to leave one day was unimaginable to me.


Be Kind to Strangers

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:05:17 -0600

Sometimes people end up on unfamiliar ground. Imagine the trauma they could experience? This is how to treat them.


Direct Support Professional: Bridge Builders of Community Inclusion

Wed, 08 Oct 2014 13:47:31 -0500

Direct support Professional's (DSP's) have an important role in assisting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in becoming a part of their community. There are three areas we will explore in increasing successful community integration.


The Strange Case of Miss Lady Scootywali, Part 3

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:07:22 -0500

Well, in the society of people, you meet several kinds. Some of them make a difference to your life, others don't. It is from the latter part of reality that a person like Neetu Scootywali hails from, unfortunately.


New Years Resolutions For Best Friends

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 07:34:54 -0600

Get in tip-top shape for your best friend by following our five step programme to becoming a good best mate. Never forget a birthday or important and occasion again and get organised!


Friendship - When To End A Friendship

Fri, 05 Jun 2015 07:12:57 -0500

As we grow in life, sometimes we have to distance ourselves from toxic relationships and friendships. Do not feel guilty about putting yourself first. Evaluate the value the relationships adds to your life and if you should continue in the same capacity or distance yourself.


Relationships: Should Someone Try To Rekindle A Friendship?

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 06:22:20 -0500

It is often said that one's friends are the family they choose, and this is why someone can feel as close to their fiends as they can to their family. In some instances, the connection one has with their friends could be greater than the connection they have with their family.


Have You Ever Heard Your Friends Talking About You?

Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:00:08 -0500

If you would have had the chance to hear what your friends say about you, what would they say? Do they see you the way you want them to see you, or do they see you in somewhat a different way? And if so, why is it so?


The Joys of Having True Friends

Fri, 24 Jul 2015 14:25:09 -0500

Friendship is an integral part of life and society. Friends are so important and their importance shows in certain situations which can only be solved by them. But it is essential to differentiate between true friends and false friends. True friendship is unconditional while false friends will leave our side instantly on the first sign of trouble.


Why We Must Put Fun Back Into Our Lives

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:21:49 -0500

We don't stay too long in any social situation if it's dull, boring or humourless. Fun happens when people gather to tell stories, eat, drink, sing and laugh. No matter the size, composition or location of the social group, humour and laughter are vital to its success and continuity. The fact is that we don't want to continue socializing if it isn't fun to do so.


Friends, They're Not Just A TV Show

Mon, 14 Sep 2015 09:24:46 -0500

Anyone who knows me, knows there are days when I would trade my iEverything for a plain ole' flip phone, however, because of this technology I can talk to my friends almost every day. The problem is that I rarely get to see their faces in person and it is even more rare that I get to give them big, heartwarming hugs. So when I walked into the salon for my monthly haircut, I felt the warmth and love I couldn't get from my iEverything.


Should I Stay Facebook Friends With My Ex?

Wed, 06 May 2015 07:40:18 -0500

What's proper social media etiquette after a breakup? Do you stay friends on Facebook with an ex? And if you still want them back, is remaining friends detrimental to winning them over?


Circle of Friendships and Psychology

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:38:18 -0600

In the same way, as the children are destined to acquire the habits of their parents, so also they are bound to be influenced by the living styles of their neighbors. This is an undeniable fact that all of us wish to lead a respectable life. Such a feeling gains momentum as one begins to grow into a stage when he or she is able to judge and evaluate the conditions that contribute towards leading a decent life.


In Search Of Friendly Relations

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:29:41 -0600

We all covet harmony and happiness in our lives. We seek friendly relationships, with children, spouse, siblings, and parents. There are conflicts in all relationships due to ego clashes, lack of tolerance, and selfish attitudes. It is possible to live in harmony in a friendly ambience. We need to define," Who is a friend?"


Social Savvy: How To Add New Energy To Your Life

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:56:59 -0600

As we get older, friends tend to come and go over time. If your friends seem to have gotten fewer over the years, you might find yourself spending too much time at home alone. And when that happens, it doesn't take much for you to begin feeling lonely and out of touch. It's easy to build a social life once you have a couple of friends, but the first couple can be challenging to find. And the first step is a willingness to move beyond the confines of your home...


The Blessing of the Love of Kindness

Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:08:03 -0600

KINDNESS sees in the distance a small thing to be done, a gift of love, and having done it, shies away from any credit, getting on with its day, eyes peeled for a new opportunity. But that's not all kindness is; it's much, much more.


What Do Your Friendships Say About You?

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 08:00:46 -0500

Your network is your net worth. Your friendships say more about you than you think. The outside world is always observing you and your close circle. Make sure your associations communicate good things about you.


5 Qualities To Look For When Building Your Team

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 11:42:15 -0600

There are qualities we should be seeking in our friends just as we would a romantic partner. Do you know what makes others valueable enough to be titled a "friend"?


He/She Is Such a Wonderful Person, Such a Great Friend, But Is It Really So?

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:17:36 -0500

There are many who walk around wearing masks, pretending to be not who they truly are. The pretend to be such good friends, caring persons. But are they truly so? Why do they do so? What do they expect to accomplish? And what impact can it make on us?


The Modern-Day Definition of the Word FRIEND!

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:19:51 -0500

In the last decade or two, there has been such a diversion and perversion of words that previously had a totally different meaning. For example, today, the word "gay" identifies a sexual preference when it previously symbolized the expression of being "happy"! One of the words that I am most disturbed about is the usage of the word "friend", which used to mean a platonic companion! However, today it is used to define a relationship category, more popularly used by men to describe their "insignificant other" or lack of label/commitment. Today,"Friend" is a middle-of-the-road walk in the dark without headlights; map or compass, that could only lead to a " head-on" collision of heart and soul... with skid marks!


To Have a Friend, Be a Friend

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 10:46:57 -0500

In the day and age of cyber second communications and informational overloads, we find ourselves working harder and harder just to earn a living. Oftentimes, there is little time left over for one's close family members, muchless for out of touch friends and acquaintances. It might be a good time to get our lives back by making time to draw back-in those close, meaningful relationships by simply making that call.


Sobriety and Social Media Brings Together a Forgiving and Loving Relationship

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 07:19:09 -0500

I thought it was going to be just another Easter evening alone on March 31, 2013. When there's nothing too exciting going on in my life I sometimes turn to online social media. This time I chose Facebook to keep me company. I was very happy I did. The results were astonishing.


Freedom in Friendship

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:10:53 -0600

In this world where insincerity seems to be prevalent, some search for a deeper relationship through God, other people, pets and self reflection. Some search for fulfillment in things that leave them empty. There may be sources you haven't even thought of. The answer could be closer than you think.


3 Basic Steps to a Better You!

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:38:34 -0500

Friendship is an important aspect of everyday human interactions. To let great friendships develop and flourish we have come up with three basic steps of how to conduct yourself around new people, as others will be drawn to good nurtured people, enabling you to have great friends from the very beginning. Learn to listen to people, make an effort to understand their real stories and situations, and finally, what ever their situation is, try to see the good in everyone.


National Friendship Week

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:55:28 -0500

With Friendship Week taking place in August, it's the perfect time to reach out to your friends and show them how much they mean to you. What are some of the most important parts about friendship? Check out this article to find out!


Generating a Friend-Making Talent

Mon, 18 May 2015 13:01:29 -0500

From the time that we are old enough to talk and carry on an interesting conversation, we realize that having friends in the world is something that increases the quality of life, because of that everyone sets their goals at having lots of friend. Human beings are social animals and cannot be a loner throughout an entire life. Therefore, man craves the accompaniment of people with whom he can socialize and mingle. However, there are many people out there that would enjoy having friends, but are withdrawn, too shy or simply don't know how to go about making friends.


If We Were Having Coffee

Mon, 04 Apr 2016 08:33:08 -0500

If we were having coffee, we would meet up at my favorite place, order our coffees and sit down at one of the long community tables. I would look into your eyes, take a deep breath and hold back the tears.


Want Better Friendships? 5 Ways Not To Help Your Friend

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:30:22 -0600

Friends want to be helpful but sometimes are at a loss for what to say or do when their friend is in trouble or in emotional pain. They think they are helping but sometimes their words sting an already bruised heart. Learn how to become a better friend.


Can Men and Women Really Just Be Friends?

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:47:27 -0600

One of the most pressing questions about friendship dynamics is the old dilemma: can men and women be just platonic friends? Now, when I say friends I don't mean work associates, acquaintances, or battle buddies. What I mean is genuine friends. Is it possible for a man and a woman to build this kind of a relationship? According to most people, the answer is yes, but with several conditions that need to be met.


How to Blossom True Friendships

Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:01:13 -0500

You know you have a true friendship when she stays sincere, leads a helping hand and listens to your woes. What key factor keeps true friendships blossoming? In order to learn more, why don't you take a look inside?


A Portrait of People Who Want to Belong at All Costs, Receive Love and Appreciation: Are They Happy?

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:32:35 -0500

The need to belong and receive love might drive many to behave in unauthentic ways; trying to assimilate to whichever environment they find themselves in; neglecting to be "who they are", and instead walking around wearing a mask. Can they be happy? Would they be able to develop a healthy and satisfying intimacy?


Being Home In the Company of Others

Mon, 22 Feb 2016 08:02:59 -0600

Making new friends is like starting a new adventure. If we can be our real selves, and we find we're safe in that, what a journey's started!


God Is Still Near

Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:42:57 -0600

Even when we long for God's friendship and feel like he's forgotten us, he hasn't left. All we have to do is remember the story of Job.


How To Convert A Friendship Into A Close Friendship

Mon, 11 May 2015 14:41:25 -0500

Many people are well aware that friendship is a good thing, but what they do not know is how it can have a positive impact on their quality of life and happiness. Good friends provide relief, joy, and comfort, prevent isolation and loneliness, and even strengthen your health. Close friendships do not happen despite their importance.