Entries tagged with “Friendship”

Self-Discovery through Your Circle of Friends

If your friends bring out the best in you, what can you learn about yourself during that reveal?

Share the Table

Life isn’t about hogging the last bread roll—it’s about sharing the table.

Six Secrets for Planning a Retreat for a Group of Friends

Stop talking about it! Here’s how to make a group getaway actually happen.

The 3 Best and 3 Worst Reasons to Be a People-Pleaser

Picking me up from a high-school football game, my dad saw me amidst a circle of my friends, all of them doubled over, roaring at my wild, rapid-fire jokes. "Don't go," one of the…

The Extra Step…Toward Love

After 25 years of partnership with my husband, I realize that one of the things that keep us together —lovingly together, is what I call “the little extra step.” For instance, yest…

The Good Places of Friendship

In A Blue Fire, archetypal psychologist James Hillman writes about the relationship between trust and betrayal. According to Hillman, our fear of betrayal can cause us to try to pr…

The Healing Power of Friendship

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​The Ultimate Adventure

Leaving the security of a world you know and hurling yourself into a new one will teach you to trust not only others but also yourself.

Time for Tribe

We are a tribe of 21 people mostly born in the 1940s–50s. We share specific values, hold each other as a priority, and formally commit to one another. “Bicycle distance” is our met…

Want to Be Close to Someone? Ask These 36 Questions

Can you create a sense of closeness or intimacy with a complete stranger? Psychology research says, yes, you can.

When Friends Break Up

“Those moments can be very painful, but sometimes we should let certain friends leave our lives.”

Why We Thrive with a Tribe

An excerpt from A Tribe Called Bliss.

Yes, They Really Like You

Friendship is one of life's best blessings. Otherwise Bruno Mars, Dolly Parton, Lil Wayne and Ringo Starr wouldn't have all written songs extolling it. But low self-esteem can punc…