When Friends Become Family

About two years ago, this blog featuring stories of friendship was born amidst a time of loss and isolation.  In early 2021, vaccines were slowly being rolled out, but the many pandemic-related losses were still raw. Our children missed important milestones at school and our work lives were disrupted by the uncertainty and financial impact... Continue Reading →

100 Ways to Celebrate Friendship

Friendship deserves to be cherished and enjoyed. That’s something we encourage you to do every day. But sometimes you reach an important milestone with a friend, and it becomes time for a special celebration. This is one of those moments for us, as this is the Language of Friendship’s 100th Post! We started this blog... Continue Reading →

Binge Watching Season

The weather has been positively dreary for the past few weeks. Although that's not unusual for Boston in early January, it can make for a challenging time of year to connect with friends in person. Meanwhile, I'm still catching my breath from the holidays and the wonderful experience of having my two older kids home... Continue Reading →

Lifetime Bonds

The connections we make in the course of a life -- maybe that's what heaven is. Fred Rogers If one of your 2023 goals includes improved health and peace of mind, then prioritize friendships as part of your wellness plan.  The New York Times 7-Day Happiness Challenge made that clear in its Day 1 article... Continue Reading →

Happy New Year πŸ₯‚

No matter how you choose to ring in 2023, let's hope this year brings peace and friendship for everyone. From all of us at LOF, wishing you a very happy, healthy and friend-filled new year! Special thanks to our friend Zoe for her gorgeous original artwork series for our holiday posts, which you don't want... Continue Reading →

Merry Christmas πŸŽ„

Hopefully by now, the decorations are on full display, the gifts are wrapped and all that is left is to enjoy this blessed day. From all of us at LOF, best wishes for a very Merry Christmas! Special thanks to our friend Zoe for the gorgeous original artwork on this post, which you don't want... Continue Reading →

Festival of Lights

There may be disagreement about how you spell it, but there's no question that Hanukkah is here! One of my all-time favorite Hanukkah memories from when I was a little kid was when I invited my Catholic friend Janet over to join my family in lighting candles, spinning dreidels and eating potato latkes. I'll never... Continue Reading →

Holiday Feasting

When I was a kid, I was fortunate enough to have access to plenty of good food, as well as an iron stomach that allowed me to blissfully eat my way through whatever meal was being served. I never needed to give a second thought to the allergens, sodium or grease content in any of... Continue Reading →

Charitable Giving Simplified

With gift-giving top of mind this time of year, the pressure to find the perfect gift for a friend, family member or colleague can be overwhelming. Last year around this time, Sara suggested some inspired gift ideas. One idea from that list I'd like to revisit is giving to a charitable cause. Research clearly shows... Continue Reading →

Gratitude Season 🍁

I know the holiday season is here, but I'll be honest, this is the time of year when I sometimes struggle to find joy. The days are short, with the early evenings looking like midnight, and the cultural pressure to exude holiday cheer can certainly weigh heavily on those of us who may not necessarily... Continue Reading →

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