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 →

Happy New Year 🥂

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 →

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 →

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 →

🎉Birthday Season🎉

This week happened to be birthday season here at the Language of Friendship. All three of us on the editorial team had a birthday this past week! Even my dog Winnie turned 6 this week. Some people don’t like making a big deal about birthdays. After all, everyone has them, and they happen every year.... Continue Reading →

Worlds Colliding

You don't have be a big fan of Seinfeld to get a kick out of the show's perspective on American life in NYC, even--or especially--if you disagree with it. One of the most memorable Seinfeld episodes for me aired during the seventh season, when George was engaged to Susan. In the episode, Elaine realizes she... Continue Reading →

Saying Thank You

My son received some nice gifts from extended family and friends when he graduated high school last spring, and he was genuinely grateful for them. I was curious whether he'd take the initiative to write thank-you notes to the gift-givers. Research shows that saying thank you is important not only for the person who hears... Continue Reading →

📚Learning from Melissa

My daughter, who is a senior in college, called me during Banned Books Week a few weeks ago and insisted that I buy a novel entitled Melissa for her 12-year-old brother. It was unusual of her to be so forcefully recommending a book for her brother, and particularly one with a feminine title. My curiosity... Continue Reading →

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