Tag: family

Conversations and How to Have Them

Together we discussed friendship, which was one of my favorite experiences. But recently I have noticed that friendship (or relationships in general) are built and fueled by conversations. Over the past few months I have been observing conversations. But conversations are weird. Some are like…

Go Ask Them

Friendship has been on my mind lately. How do friendships work? What makes the best friends? Am I a good friend? What do we need most from friends? In the past I offered advice for bad friends, but what about the good ones? How…

Moving Forward

  (Image Courtesy of capreform.eu) The other day I had the privilege of going for a run with my youngest brother and my youngest daughter. We don’t see him very often because we live so far away, and running gave us time to connect just the three…

Rusty Connections

(Image Courtesy of http://www.angiesroost.com) A friend recently reached out to make sure we were okay. Nothing specific happened, just a little time passed since we last connected. “Are we okay?” “Yes. Why, do you think something is wrong?” “No, just sometimes when time passes…

The “Everything is Okay” Phone Call

Most of the phone calls that come my way are from people who need something. This seems like an obvious occupational hazard for a consultant who is trying to help others. However, I began to think that this pattern is deeper than just my…

Glasses or Binoculars

Both of these tools have lenses, and are designed to help us see the world more clearly in their respective application. They are not competing with each other, but we may favor one over the other in our lives. When looking at a situation,…

The Relationship Reset Button

(Image Courtesy of Acceleraction.com) So often in relationships, whether at home or work, with family or friends or loved ones, the past can overly shape the present. You had a disagreement with that person. Now every interaction is awkward. You lost your cool. Now others walk…

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