Being a good friend isn’t easy, but it’s simple: Just show up. Last week I went to a funeral for my good friend’s dad. And I’ll be honest there was a part of me that wanted to run, shy away, draw back. I’m an introvert (maybe you can relate). Then, there are no guidelines, clear … Continue reading How you can be a good friend when life sucks
We are often our own worst enemy because we haven’t learned how to be our own greatest friend: We criticize ourselves when we should encourage, rage against when we should extend peace, yell at when we should listen, hate when we should love. We shouldn’t just be kind to ourselves; we need to support and … Continue reading One of the best friends you should have
We all live for people. But are you living for the right person? Maybe you became a buttoned-up lawyer because your parents “made” you, when you really wanted to be an artist in paint-covered jeans, flicking the perfect strokes like Bob Ross, but it was too “impractical.” Now, you’re miserable. Or, maybe you’re feeling frantic … Continue reading Are you living for the right person?
Walking into a room full of people can be hard. A party isn’t just a party, especially if you're an introvert like me. They are work. But it’s summer in the city, and people want to barbecue. And I got invited to one in Brooklyn. Usually, I would have stayed safely at home, giving an … Continue reading Confessions of an introvert: unexpected events at a barbecue