Isolation vs. Community

A good friend of mine is high up in the Kosovar army. He recently was asked to go to the Pentagon. I proudly asked how his visit was assuming he’d …

Cover People Socially

When people say stupid things in a social situation, fall awkwardly, have stuff in their teeth — COVER THEM the way you would want to be covered! I hate when …

Attention Investment

Everything worth having requires investment. We need to spend the time on the things that matter most instead of the things that scream the loudest! There is so much out …

Don’t Rush People

I have a friend who always tells me not to rush. It is the greatest feeling. I take my time but am mindful of her time as well. I have …

Let People Off the Hook

I try really hard to make people feel free instead of trapped! Treating situations with an open hand & allowing things to happen as they should instead of forcing things …

You Only Live Once {YOLO}!!!

Life is too short to not live your best life. Obligation binds us to a lesser things. I personally don’t want to be with people unless they want to be …

Friendship Proximity

I think of my life in terms of circles. Inside the smallest & center circle is God & me. In the next circle are my closest influencers. The next circle …

Conversational Intimacy

My childhood friend’s dad coined this phrase recently & it hit me in the heart. Conversational Intimacy. I’m so grateful for people who I can have deep, truthful conversations with …

What’s the Waitress’s Name

It amazes me how rare love, kindness, & thoughtfulness are. It’s one of those things that gets you much further than anything else. I work to set my phone down …