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 →

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 →

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 →

Standing Together

American politics is extremely divisive these days, and the ticking up of tensions on all sides of the political spectrum has led to an alarming increase in senseless and devastating violence against historically marginalized groups in the United States. The need for allies has never been stronger. With the approaching Rosh Hashanah holiday this week,... Continue Reading →

Labor Day Weekend Fun

In addition to being a celebration in honor of America's workers, Labor Day has also come to symbolize the unofficial last weekend of summer. The Language of Friendship wishes you a long weekend full of relaxation and quality time with friends. If you're looking for activities, we have some suggestions for enjoying meaningful late-summer moments... Continue Reading →

#HighlandParkStrong

On July 4th the community of Highland Park was attacked by gunfire. The reactions to the sudden violence and terror in this suburban Chicago community range from shock to sadness, and fear to anger. In the past decade, this kind of violence has become more common, and our collective response has been a futile attempt... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th!

Our country has experienced many divisive moments in the past several years, and that's part of the reason Julia and I began blogging about friendship. We believe strongly that friends don't always have to agree on everything, but they should always be respectful and kind to each other. Our friendships help us get through the... Continue Reading →

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