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 →

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 →

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 →

Beach Reads

Although mindless fiction is sometimes just what the doctor ordered in the summer, my favorite books this time of year are ones that inspire my curiosity, keep me entertained and make me think without making me feel emotionally drained. With a little help from our friends, we have compiled a short selection of fiction that... Continue Reading →

Survey Says…

One of the few silver linings of the Covid-19 pandemic for me was the revitalization of my close-knit group of six friends who lived together in a beat-up old house during our senior year of college. Our weekly Gaffield Zoom call, named after the tree-lined street where our old house was situated, remains a fixture... 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 →

Where to, BFFs?

Every time I start thinking about planning a trip with friends, my gut knots up as a reminder of all the hoops I have to jump through to make it happen. Forget about the difficulties of agreeing on dates and making reservations. That's not what makes me panic. It's the coordination of work and family... 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 →

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