The Power of Deep Listening

“The intention of deep listening and loving speech is to restore communications, because once communication is restored, everything is possible.”Thich Nhat Hanh I'll bet that you can relate to this scenario: It’s a beautiful Saturday fall morning. You are sitting across from a close friend in an outdoor café, thrilled to be catching up in... Continue Reading →

Walks With Friends

With many offices still closed, the sidelining of casual work friendships have been an unfortunate side effect of the pandemic. Virtual happy hours really can't replace the spontaneous connections formed with colleagues that happen when you're walking together to meetings or grabbing a quick lunch. If you’ve ever found yourself thinking about how much you’ve... Continue Reading →

Five of Our Fall Favorites

If the crisper air and falling leaves haven’t yet caught your attention, the scent of pumpkin-spiced latte wafting out of your nearest Starbucks may be your signal that fall has definitely arrived. Even with cooler temps and Covid keeping some people closer to home this season, fall activities are sure to keep your spirits high... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Friendships

This fall certainly feels like a time of change. School is starting, with routines shifting around for both kids and parents. Covid numbers have been back on the rise, hurricane season is in full force and worldwide events have been pretty bleak. Understandably, many of us may be feeling a little on edge. We recently... Continue Reading →

Young Mentor Turned Friend

August is always a month of mixed emotions, with summer waning and routines resuming. This year, our typical August emotions may feel far more complex because of the pandemic—especially when it comes to reconnecting with colleagues and classmates we haven’t regularly seen in person for some time.  Although many corporations are pushing off reopening their... Continue Reading →

Five Favorite Bingeworthy Shows

All summer I’ve been enjoying backyard BBQs, visits to the pool and socializing with neighbors I hardly saw during the winter pandemic months. Even so, I’m sure I’m not alone in hiding out in the AC sometimes to consume a bingeworthy show or two when the heat gets to be too much. For days like... Continue Reading →

Summer Inspirations

With July 4th weekend quickly approaching, we are taking a short break from our regular style of posts. In the meantime, we’d like to leave you with a few of our favorite quotes to inspire you to spend time with friends during these long summer days. Life is partly what we make it, and partly... Continue Reading →

Au Pair Daughters

Becoming a parent for the first time is like that moment on a roller coaster as it crests the top of the first hill and then just takes off. Forget about getting your bearings, you are just holding on for dear life. The moment your stomach settles there’s another unexpected turn, loop or exhilarating climb.... Continue Reading →

Mr. Rogers & Me

At 16, I probably appeared to my peers as if I were ready to take on the world. In the five years since my family had relocated in 1980 from Arlington, Va., to Lexington, Ky., I had gone from being an awkward, insecure sixth grader with remnants of a bowl cut, to a reasonably popular high school sophomore. I had oodles of friends and annoyed my siblings by monopolizing our phone... Continue Reading →

Friendship Across Borders

As we emerge from our Covid-19 Pandemic cocoons this spring and reignite old friendships, we may find ourselves being a little cautious about forming new ones. Spotting a familiar face at the store or dog park has been tricky when obscured by masks, and don’t even get me started about the challenges of chatting through... Continue Reading →

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