New Tribe: Meet the Neighbors

Welcome back to the next installation in our series about building new friendships in our adult lives. Growing up takes us in new directions, creates new priorities, and has a tendency to have a big impact on our friendships. In my case, moving around to different states while growing a family created geographic separation between…

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New Tribe: Power in Numbers

Welcome back to our exploration of ways to build relationships and make friends as an adult. In the first post, we talked about how often adults find themselves feeling alone because life has morphed into something different than we remember from our care-free days of hanging out with friends we organically acquired. With sweeping life…

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Merry Gift-mas

I swear I’m not a Grinch. I love Christmas! There’s something about the lights and pageantry that makes the world seem to be dusted in magic. The cold weather becomes tolerable, just because it fits with the theme. I look forward to the holiday parties and the ugly sweaters. I don’t even criticize the phony…

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The Ghosts We Live With

It’s the time of year where scary things get their time to shine. Halloween is coming and everyone’s imaginations are dialed up as they ready themselves to don costumes representing their wildest dreams, their funniest jokes, or their worst nightmares. Some participants are tiptoeing through haunted houses and watching horror films, taunting fear as a…

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Of Mice and Men… and Women

Last Saturday, I stretched out across the bed with the sunlight streaming through the window. I was in that space between sleep and awake. The peaceful moment that welcomed me into a new day was interrupted as I sensed my husband standing in the doorway, looking at me. “There’s a mouse in the house.” He…

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