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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!

Christian Friendship - How to Keep Guilt and Neglect From Damaging Your Relationships

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:43:19 -0500

Christian friendship is a treasure to be protected carefully. Neglect is the most common threat to any friendship. How can you keep neglect from damaging your relationships? What role does guilt play? This article will show you the best course.

Build Friendships: Stop Wasting Your Time With Acquaintances

Fri, 09 May 2014 07:55:40 -0500

Friendship has been described as a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of another. This definition describes the uniqueness of this type of relationship. It implies that both individuals essentially cares about the well-being of the other and is committed to enhancing the other's well-being..

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Term "Friend" Is Just For You

Mon, 19 May 2014 07:11:58 -0500

After reading my book this morning I stumbled across the term, "friend". When we think about it we use this word often, so often in fact that I've kind of lost site of the true definition. You hear guys say that girls are "just friends" and girls say the same thing. Often we say that acquaintances are friends and the term gets thrown around a lot very loosely the same way that the term, "love" does.

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 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.

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.

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.

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?

Christian Friendship - Why Your Temperament Makes It Difficult to Make Friends

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:46:50 -0500

When friendship becomes difficult, do you find yourself thinking, "What's wrong with me?" Not to put too fine a point on it, but that might be the right question to ask. But it doesn't mean your not worth being a friend. It does mean that you need to ask if there are elements of your personality that are getting in the way of forming solid friendships. What elements? Well, now. You're just going to have to keep reading!

Wonderful Ideas For Making Birthday's Even More Special

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:07:09 -0500

This articles is about how we can make our best friend's birthday even more special? I have given ideas from my personal experience and shared my views how memorable a birthday bash could be? I have given the best tips and suggestions along with an in depth detail steps of how you can arrange for a wonderful surprise? If you follow these advice I am sure that you will have a great birthday arrangements one could have ever made to make someone feel so special.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Can Your Friends Make You Happy?

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:32:57 -0600

Friends give us the biggest chunk of happiness, among all of our relationships. We explore this with caution, bringing together several researches by psychologists in this field to present a compact view on the relationship between our friends and our happiness levels.

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.

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"?

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

Friendship And Angel Guidance

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:26:41 -0500

We have many friends through our lives. They come into your life at just the right time and seem to leave when you don't share anything in common any more. You may need an aspect of them that will compliment your own soul, or just be a good companion to share life with. There will be many stresses through these relationships and you have to learn to work through them if you want that friendship to last.

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.

Christian Friendship - Cultivating Friendship and Social Support

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:10:24 -0500

Is making a conscious, deliberate effort to nurture friendship really worth the trouble? Even if we reduce friendship to utilitarian efficiency (which we never want to do), we'd have to admit that the social support that friendship offers is well worth the effort it takes to cultivate our relationships.

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?

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.

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.

The Value Of A Friend

Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:05:13 -0500

After the fall out on Monday evening with my daughter I prayed and received comfort from the Holy Spirit but I needed more. I needed a friend.

Roommate Etiquette

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:08:31 -0500

During today's economy, it can be tough to survive. One way to deal with the cost of living is by getting a roommate. However, there are some things you should do to make this a win-win situation.

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?

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?

Let's Just Be Friends

Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:39:13 -0500

The words: "Let's just be friends" can hurt, but what really drives these words to coalesce? Sometimes, it's better to be friends than lovers - some people are just not compatible as lovers. But what are the true motives behind those words?

Age Gracefully and Faithfully

Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:20:55 -0500

The beauty and atmosphere of having the opportunity to visit the elderly is an unspeakable joy with conversing with someone who is still mentally, spiritually, and emotionally alert. I recently talked with an elderly friend who I met a little over forty five years ago. She still wears the same perfume she wore in her younger days and remains as sweet as she was when I was a young boy.

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.

Have You Taken Your Tablet?

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:38:28 -0500

Tablets, of the technological kind, have become a new way for people to stay in touch with others, order online, and so on. Tablets have helped to revolutionise communication. And one of the big benefits for 'oldies' is to build friendships among people of all ages. This article explores how the tablet can help people to add years to their life and life to their years.

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.

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.

Got Friends? Keys To Increasing Your Social Circle

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:12:15 -0500

Having no friends isn't bad. Moving and being in a new city, lifestyle changes, or major disagreements with a close buddy are all examples of what leads to loneliness. You can always make new friends. There are a few important steps to make this possible.

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.

Though It May Be Tough, You Have to Deal With Losing Your Best Friend

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:43:30 -0500

Friends are the family we choose for ourselves. And a best friend is no less important than the oxygen we need to stay alive. A best friend knows all about you that no one else in the world would ever know.He cares for you like none else can and is there with you to share every smile, every tear, every success, every failure, every heartbreak and even more. Losing a best friend can be a shattering loss for anyone.

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.

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.

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?

Relationship Advices for Women

Mon, 19 May 2014 07:09:58 -0500

Men are different. They think differently than most of the women. Therefore, it is mandatory to know the differences in men to have good relationships with them.

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!

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.

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.

I Thought You Loved Me

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:57:04 -0500

For those of us in relationship, sometimes we see the warning signs, but we choose to ignore it; a true character is very difficult to hide. It shows up unknowingly even if the person tries so hard to cover it up. Sometimes there are things our friends do that make us doubt when they say they love us because at the end of the day, it is not the words that count but the actions that follow such words.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Knowing What Friendship Really Looks Like and Not Accepting Anything Less

Tue, 08 Sep 2015 11:16:40 -0500

Oftentimes, we mistake acquaintance for friendship. Acquaintances come and go. They reflect the changes in our lives. A true friend is someone who remains a constant, positive force.

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!

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?

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.

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.

Why Women Are Unhappy With Men?

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:14:29 -0500

Research shows that the majority of women, worldwide, are not happy in their relationships with men, whether this relationship is within or outside marriage. This growing phenomenon needs to focus on the causes and then on solutions.

True Friends - What Does That Really Mean?

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:29:50 -0500

Here is a good way to view a well-rounded friendship through three principles. Though there are other ways to predict a good friendship, these three elements are key to a friendship that will be everlasting.

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.

Is Your Friend Manipulating You?

Thu, 15 May 2014 09:58:07 -0500

You're feeling vague resentment, but you're not sure why. Your friend seems to ask more of you, expect more of you, than you're willing to give. You're feeling guilty for not capitulating to your friend's request. You find yourself wondering why you're doing something when you really don't want to. If so, maybe you're being manipulated.

Christian Friendship - Practice in Selfless Love (Which Makes You a Better Person)

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:30:18 -0500

What's the connection between friendship and selfless love? Can friendship make you a better person? You might be surprised!

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.

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.

Three Types of People

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 09:57:24 -0500

Someone once said that there were two types of people: people who divide the world into two types of people, and people who don't! A brilliant paradox, but alas not wholly true, because there are three types of people, not two; it is as well to know these types because one of the most important decisions we will ever make is who we allow to enter our inner circle. If we have too many 'drainers' - that is, emotional energy drainers in our circle, game players, negative people - we will quickly find that no matter how talented and knowledgeable we are, our prospects start becoming limited. Equally, the more 'boosters' we enjoy around us, the more energy we have, the more successful we are going to be even if our innate talent is not so strong. The first way to spot who is a booster and who a drainer is by being in touch with one's feelings - you feel it in their presence: you feel 'bad' or you feel 'good', but the trouble with this simple prescription is that many people are not in touch with their feelings, so cannot differentiate until it is too late.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How To Start A Scrabble Club

Wed, 21 May 2014 08:18:53 -0500

If you've just moved to a new city and want to meet new people with similar interests, start a Scrabble club. You can also start such a club if you've lived in a city for decades, but don't know anyone who enjoys playing with words.

When Do You Know It's Your Soul Mate?

Mon, 19 May 2014 12:58:20 -0500

Having someone that understands you and that will always be there for you is one of the best experience we can have in life. Most likely, your soul mate will be the person that completely gets you.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Well-Tended Garden

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:31:50 -0500

The taste of sweet tea and the ringing of wind chimes beg me to sink into the metal porch chair deeper and take a long, cleansing breath. As I slowly inhale, the sweet fragrance of blooming flowers begins traveling to my soul. This routine visit home feels different; I recognize it as my eyes begin to water.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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!

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.

Why Socializing Benefits the Mind and Body

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:38:23 -0500

It's always good to have a variety of social activities in your life. Did you know that getting together with friends, going to the movies, having someone over for dinner or simply enjoying conversations with other people, all add up to improved health benefits? Socializing can be a challenge for people who live alone and no longer drive or have health issues that limit their ability to get out of the house.

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?