Category: Friendships

There's still a place for Girl Scouts today

There's still a place for Girl Scouts today
In a noisy media landscape, I caught on to nugget of news like everyone else that the Boy Scouts were going to start admitting girls. While a flurry of coverage was generated, including questions on what this meant for the Girl Scouts, I don’t know that it was as loud as other types of coverage,... Read more »

The five types of friends everyone should have

The five types of friends everyone should have
I’ll freely admit that my base of friends have changed drastically since my 20s. Over time, like many people are inclined to do, I’ve whittled down the “excess” and now keep a very tight, core network of people. Ultimately, it’s not about quantity, but about quality. Those friends that get you through stuff and make... Read more »

Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists

Five songs about love and life to add to your playlists
While I’m all about finding words for everything (and sometimes have too many of them), I’ll admit that I’ve always turned to music to poetically articulate my feelings. And over the years, I’ve come across some amazing songs that in under five minutes get to the heart of it and maybe even a little more.... Read more »
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25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part II

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part II
Last time, we talked about the first, most important lessons about friendship… Now, these next few are all about states of mind I learned to adopt along the way … #2: Embrace YOUR version of Happily Ever After For many young girls, the idea of a Prince Charming and living in total and perfect bliss... Read more »

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part I

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Part I
#1: People will come and go… But the best of friends will always be around. Period. At a very young age, I had a hard time believing that friendships could ever change, especially with my nearest and dearest. If people were really friends, then there’s no way that will ever change… Right? Sheesh. That would... Read more »

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Intro

25 Relationship Lessons To Learn By Age 30: Intro
With a little more than ten weeks before reaching a major milestone birthday (insert a dramatic shudder here), I’ve become extremely reflective of the choices I’ve made in my life. Don’t misunderstand — I’m not unapologetic about any of them . Instead, I find myself thinking about how the last few years of my life... Read more »
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Breaking Up The Right Way, You Say?

Break ups are a total downside to relationships, obviously. So, how would end it with someone you’re not romantically linked to but has a role in your life?┬áThis may be where you have to consider a little etiquette, which is exactly what The RD chatted about on ABC Chicago’sWindy City Live recently! Check it out!... Read more »

Single Or Not, Just Love LOVE On Valentine's Day (A Manifesto To Cupid, Part II)

Like many, many, many single hearts, I found myself getting REALLY fixated on Valentine’s Day for no other reason other than the fact that… Well, it gets really easy to think there’s something wrong with being single. And, while I sort out a lot of questions in my romantic life, I realize that through it... Read more »

Relationship Lessons: Invest A Little For The Pay-Off

There’s a strange thing about having male friends — you either know you can never be with them, secretly carry a torch for them or end up being like the best friend who has to talk them through all their crazy drama. Admittedly, I’ve experienced all three, in the craziest ways. And lately, I’ve found... Read more »
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In Dating, Always Ask And Never Settle

So, I’m going to share a (little) secret: Up until a couple of days ago, I’d been seeing someone. Someone that I was really excited about and that I thought had potential — which is why I kept mum on the situation, so that I could get a better handle on it. However, now that... Read more »