I’ve finally finished reading the last of the Harry Potter books to my children. It took us about a year. Over the months, I got to fall in love with them all over again, and saw my kids do the same. As a parent, I actually really liked the wisdom hidden in its pages.
Tag Archives: friendship
My Needs Versus My Responsibilities
How do you decide between what you want to do, for yourself, and what you feel like you need to do, for others? What if those two clash? I’ve recently found a new way to weigh my needs versus my responsibilities that has left me feeling more in charge of my life.
My (Conflicting) Stance on Conflict
Are you a put-your-head-in-the-sand person or a say-it-as-it-is person when it comes to conflict? And if neither tactic really seems to be helping to fix things, is there a better way to approach disagreement?
“But You Don’t Seem Depressed…” – On Covert Depression and 6 Tips for Helping Someone With Depression
Depression can sometimes be nearly impossible to spot. Covert depression and high functioning depression are well-hidden, yet can be even more devastating because it takes longer to get help. Here’s how to spot some of the signals, and what you can do to help someone going through depression.
What Does True Loyalty Entail?
What does a loyal friend do when you’re going on about your ex? Or about your horrible boss? And what does courage look like in friendships? Do we appreciate who our truest friends are?
Being Present With Someone
What does it mean to be really there with someone? What gets in the way when we try to listen to another person? I’m grateful for the many chances I get to learn how to listen better.
The Positive Role Guilt Can Play
Is guilt always bad? It sure feels that way, but it can also lead us toward positive actions, toward a better version of ourselves, even. Want to know how?
Some people you meet for the first time feel like old friends from the start. They are a true gift and should be cherished as such.
10 Things You Need to Take Responsibility For (In Order to Grow)
Responsibility may seem old-fashioned, but is, in fact, super sexy. Taking responsibility for these 10 things will bring you energy and more freedom than you can imagine.
On Womanhood and Sisterhood
What does it mean to be a woman? Where does your femininity lie and how can we nurture it as women together? I feel like I’m just starting out on this new journey, and I am excited to discover what lies on the other side.