Bonds between individuals are most often rooted in and solidified by shared experience*. This does not refer to instances that are lived through simultaneously; rather, possession of the ability to resonate with our peers by taking our own lived experience and using it as a lens of understanding when approaching theirs. It’s comforting to know that in times of … Continue reading navigating a conversation to ensure solidarity does not bleed into narcissism
Have you ever noticed that if you're arguing/disagreeing/discussing something with someone, they'll call a halt to the conversation if they see you getting upset? I can't discuss this with you because you're too emotional. Or maybe it's you that "can't deal" with people getting upset if you're talking about something passionately. Discourse is often put into a perceived and … Continue reading there’s validity in your emotions (especially in arguments)
When I was in middle school, my three best friends and I decided that we couldn’t truly be best friends unless we told each other everything—no inhibitions, no sugarcoating of “the truth.” We called the session “Heart-to-Heart in the Dark”, because, as you may have guessed, we sat in the dark (often in one of … Continue reading is honesty the best policy?
find your flowers and compliment them.
A couple of months ago, my friend Noelle wrote a beautiful piece titled “Put the ‘I’ Back in ‘I Love You’”. Though I highly recommend that you stop reading this piece to read the original post, I know you didn’t ask for a two-for-one deal by clicking on this link…but what a bargain you have received! … Continue reading (continuing) to put the ‘I’ back in ‘I love you’