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 →

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 →

Remembering 9-11-01

I was fast asleep in my bed, curled up with my first-born child, on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. I had been sleepless most nights in the weeks leading up to that day, thanks to this colicky newborn at my side, so I was initially annoyed to be woken around 9:15 am by my... 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 →

Late Summer Fun

I recently saw a quote comparing the start of August to the Sunday night of the summer season. Yes, we have only a few more weeks left to enjoy the favorite time of year for school kids everywhere. But instead of dwelling on the end of the season, let's get outside and enjoy the best... 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 →

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 →

Remembering the Moments

May and June are festive months, with school graduations, wedding ceremonies and other festive moments in full swing. In honor of another type of celebration for my niece Caroline last weekend, I’d like to share a meditation that reminds us of our favorite Mr. Roger’s quote about the importance of what each individual soul can... Continue Reading →

Podcast #1

Launching a podcast became an integral part of our goal in creating this site. This first episode is our inaugural attempt to introduce our ideas and also to figure out the software to make it work. How'd we do? We are always looking for feedback, ideas and stories to feature in future episodes, so be... Continue Reading →

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