National Women's Friendship Month...Tribute to a Friend
September is National Women's Friendship Month. Call, write, talk to,
text or whisper in the ear of your friend and tell her how much she
means to you.
are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and
inconsequential chatter. I wouldn't mind washing up beside you, dusting
beside you, reading the back of the paper while you read the front. We
are friends and I...
Socially Connected and Feeling Lonely ?
By: Brian M Murray, MS, IMH
“It sometimes takes a state of solitude to bring to mind the real power of companionship.” -Stephen Richards…
woman is married for 18 years has 3 children, active at her church and
involved with a women’s small group two times a month. She goes home,
sits in front of the computer and logs onto a social network. Looking
around she notices all of the...
The Shoe Story
I couldn't resist uploading a picture of my spike heels to CNN's iReport recent call for stories about shoes and the people who love them. Here's the back story on my getting-famous stilettos! http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-446919www.runningwithstilettos.com
The battle axes won’t be melted soon
This peace on earth is just a phrase
But you and I made up no day too soon
So let me give you this embrace
The silent nights that we are hoping for
They won’t be keeping us awake
By sunset we’ll just close and bolt the door
Since silent night is give and take
Far gone friend
Far, too far away are you
Not just in distance but in soul
And though I would, there’s nothing I can do
One day your sanity will pay a bitter toll
There is so much I gladly would have done
If only you would have let me
But it’s too late, and now you’re too far gone
I Wonder What Happened To . . .
To a large extent, we are a mobile, moving society. Although I don’t have any statistics, I would venture to guess that a large majority of Americans have made one or more major moves in their lives. For these people (and that includes me), where we were born is not where we currently live. The reasons we moved are varied. Some move for better jobs, some for health, some because it is part of...
Back in the day when kids put on
play clothes after school and free time was not so structured, I had my best
friend, Lizzie. Each afternoon till 5:00, when her family ate
dinner (an hour earlier than ours), we were free to do all the stuff children
did in the pre-daycare, pre-Elizabeth Smart, pre-Amber Alert days when you
actually saw kids outside in neighborhoods riding bikes, playing...
My Social Network...Such as It Is
In the summer before tenth grade I hosted my first real party, the memory of which still evokes the impulse to hide behind the planks of my formerly mousy brown hair in an effort to become invisible.
By a real party I’m not talking about the birthday parties I used to have as a younger kid, where I and my two best friends (one of whom I didn’t really like) were driven to the indoor roller...
Why Some People Never Learn to Trust Others
Have you ever wondered why some people cannot seem to trust
anyone? Maybe you are married to someone
who despite all of your positive efforts of encouragement still struggles with
being able to trust you. Maybe you have
a friend who automatically distrusts everyone they come in contact with
including supposed safe categories of people such as the police or a
pastor. Or maybe you have a...
Why Some People Are Doubtful and Others Are Confident
Have you ever spent time with a person who doubted nearly
everything they did or how about a person who is confident in their speech or
actions? What if they grew up in the
same household yet there this huge difference between the two of them? How can this be?
Erik Erikson in his eight stages of psychosocial development
explains that between the ages of two and four a child learns either...