The Great Forgetting

Friendship as a concept says a lot about how we see the world. For our times of loneliness, it’s a word that indicates there might actually be hope. Hope that feelings of abandonment, isolation and separation could actually be alleviated. There’s a lot that could be said about alleviating loneliness through friendship. We could talk for days about ways to build relationships and the mechanics of connection. But, my...

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The Spirit of Friendship

I had an extremely fortuitous start in Bali, Indonesia, but it was by no means an entirely stress-free experience. There were many times I thought of leaving, doubting my next step. Fortunately, I was given everything I needed to turn any obstacles into mere steps for climbing. One of the most fortunate parts of the experience was the way friendships brought me to all the right things at all the right times. The first such event was...

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Six Reasons Friendship Makes Your Whole Life Better

Ever since I slid down the birth canal and entered life in this body, I’ve wanted friends. Close, playful, deep, energetic, creative, funny loving friends. I am fully aware this is not a quirk of mine. Us human beings are social creatures. We may savor our alone time to reflect, recharge, and enjoy our thoughts and feelings, but being with those we care about can bring a sparkle and delight all its own. It brings nourishment to our...

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