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 →

Labor Day Weekend!

The Language of Friendship would like to wish all of our friends and family a relaxing Labor Day Weekend! This U.S. holiday honors workers, but it has also come to symbolize the end of summer. With that in mind, we hope you take this opportunity to enjoy time with the people that mean the most... Continue Reading →

Happy 4th!

No matter where you are or how you're celebrating, the Language of Friendship would like to wish you a Happy 4th of July! What was important wasn't the fireworks, it was that we were together this evening, together in this place, looking up into the sky at the same time.Banana Yoshimoto

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 →

Daring Greatly📚

“Connection is why we’re here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.” Brené Brown My sister gave me Brené Brown’s bestselling book Daring Greatly a few years ago as a gift. I wasn’t sure if she was trying to tell... Continue Reading →

Our Story, Part 1

Julia and I can’t pinpoint exactly when we first met, although she thinks she remembers hearing my name when she was the new kid in sixth grade at James Lane Allen Elementary School in Lexington, Ky. That would’ve been in 1981, and she had just moved with her family from Arlington, Virginia. Ten years earlier, my family had moved south from Philadelphia into our first tiny house in Lexington’s Gardenside neighborhood when I was two years old, and I had attended James Lane... Continue Reading →

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