Posts Tagged ‘Friendship’

Life is No Big Deal: it’s a bunch of little ones

Life is really an accumulation of daily small stuff that adds up to one huge thing called living. It’s also called love … and kindness … and family.

Three Simple Ways to Make New Friends and Improve your Social Life

Guest Post by Paul Sanders: Some goals are easier than others. When it comes to meeting and making friends, it can be daunting. This article is designed to help you solve this problem and show you an effective way to draw plans and strategies to improve your social skills, meet new people, make friends, and build a rewarding social circle.

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50 Smiles Guaranteed to Make you Smile (get happy in less than 5 minutes)

A smile is a magical thing. It melts the grime of life off the skin and replaces darkened minds with light and softens hardened hearts with the genuineness of an honest smile. There is nothing more smile-inducing than another smile. Let these 50 smiles induce one from you, then go induce one from someone else!

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The Dangers of Pseudo Intimacy: Unplug and Reconnect (Challenge #4)

Are you addicted to your smart phone? Do you spend a significant chunk of the day online? Or playing games? Or watching TV? How long can you go without checking status updates or text messages or your twitter feed? The more we rely on electronic media and electronic forms of interaction, ironically, the more disconnected we become. This challenge is to unplug and reconnect.

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The Meaning of Love (quotes on love from name-brand bloggers)

What is love and how can we grow our own little pot of it? Love is more than some might think. I contacted some of personal development’s blogging superstars to ask them to contribute their two cents on the topic for this Valentine’s Day post. Click on in to read their responses (and a few of my own thoughts).

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7 Steps to Spiritual Intimacy: how to repair your marriage by repairing its soul

We are not merely physical. We are emotional and intellectual as well. We are also spiritual. As such, to neglect the spiritual side of our lives is to neglect a foundational part of who we are at the most fundamental level. To build relationships ignoring that vital part of our natures is to create a relationship that hobbles on one leg. Spiritual intimacy adds depth to our most cherished relationships.

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Moral Happiness: what happiness looks like all grown up

There are times when the right thing to do is not the happy thing to do, at least not in the short-run. At such moments, a moral people have to decide what’s most important. More short-term happiness or more long-term decency? To protect the one at the expense of the other is a sacrifice with far reaching consequences.

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10 Ways to Poison a Perfectly Good Relationship

Friendships are organic things. They live and grow and sometimes wilt and decay. They take something of us to maintain and nourish. Neglect can kill a relationship just as fast as it can a houseplant. At some level, we like to think there is nothing that could end a true friendship. But in the real world, there are many poisons that quickly sink deep into the bloodstream of even our most cherished relationships, infecting them with deadly toxins. Come in and see what those deadly toxins are!

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The Best Kept Secret to More Friends and Closer Relationships

Guest post by David J. Singer: If you stop to think about the number of times a day you interact with other people you’ll probably find it’s more often than you think (at home, the store, the bank, post office, gym, neighborhood, classroom, in line, at the office and even passersby). What are yours like? Are they deep and rewarding or superficial and thoughtless? Mindful interaction may be the answer you’re looking for.

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6 Ways Religious Faith Can Increase Happiness

The data is out, but the controversy rages on. A sociologist from the University of Wisconsin-Madison conducted a study of faith and religion and found evidence that friendship at church was more important than religion […]

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