Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Recently I reconnected with a friend I hadn’t been in touch with since early college days. We knew each other as little kids through our late teens. We spent the summers in the same little town, both working for the recreation department as swim instructors, dishing...
Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Journal with Me: Friends and Friendship

Last week, I explored the wonders and challenges of friendship with participants in the first Write into Joy online workshop.   Friendship is such a rich topic. Whether it’s how you met your friends, the moments that stick with you, how you lost a friend, or the...
Journal with Me: Friendship

Journal with Me: Friendship

Friends are precious. Whether they are “old” friends or newer to our lives, friends make us feel we belong, that we matter; friends see us as we are and are a preventative force against loneliness. As I’ve grown older, I have fewer friends in my life, but the...
Journal With Me: Reaching Out

Journal with Me: Friendship

In this article in the New York Time, the author writes: “The true benefits of friendship are immeasurable. Friends make our lives better and studies show that friendship has a bigger impact on our physical and psychological wellbeing than family relationships.” This...