Tag: friendship

"Friends are as companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life." - Pythagoras

Companions, Not Followers

You may read quotes about “finding your tribe,” where a tribe is a group of people who seem to share the same soul, same passion, same vision. Cute sentiment, and it makes a distinction between the people in your life and the people you walk with along your life path. It also suggests that the …

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"Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep." - Shannon L. Alder

Reconnect With Those You Love

We come and go through life’s to-and-fros, but some people tend to stick with us. We may not always see them or talk to them, but knowing they’re out there somewhere makes us feel all snugly warm. No matter how long it’s been, and how much life has gone by, it’s important to reconnect at …

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Inspirational Quotes for Women - The Be Well Place and FTD

Be the Change to Celebrate Women’s History Month

I can be skeptical and slow to trust people. Especially when people I’ve never met email me out of the blue about articles they think I’d like on my website. But I’m so glad I let my guard down last week when the incredible Alexandria Heinz from FTD messaged me about International Women’s Day. It’s …

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Stop Calling People Toxic - The Be Well Place

Stop Calling People Toxic (and Start Developing Compassion)

You see it everywhere: How to Remove Toxic People From Your Life, How to Handle Toxic Friends, and Signs You’re in a Toxic Relationship. Stop it. Just stop it. Stop calling people toxic. Calling people toxic gives us a sense of power and righteousness. It relieves us of responsibility and justifies our feelings and circumstances. …

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The One Thing That Kills All Relationships

We hem. We haw. We wonder. We sit in silence with glaring eyes and dissatisfied temperaments. All because people aren’t doing what we expect them to do. Expectation is the number one killer of relationships. Assumption is a close second. And communication brings up the rear. Our biggest fault, hugest mistake, most glaringly obvious blunder is placing …

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Stay Close To Those Who Love You - The Be Well Place

Stay Close to Those Who Love You

Everyone’s got “stuff.” Some people’s stuff is heavier than others. Some people’s is stinkier. But no matter the weight, shape or longevity, everyone’s got something to deal with. That’s why it’s so important – so very, very important – to stay close to those who love us. Because every so often, there comes a time …

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Monday Motivation for May 11, 2015

Mother’s Day is not just a bouquet of flowers, a piece of jewelry, or a fancy dinner. It’s a day to celebrate the person who rented out her womb, sacrificed her sanity, put her needs aside so that another human being could live. But such a day does not require fanfare or exuberant praise. All …

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5 Life Lessons I Learned Last Month

Sometimes when we feel lost we go into self-loathing mode and it’s hard to snap out of it. But feeling low does nothing productive for our state of disarrangement. So, we must actively manage our thoughts to prevent getting stuck in the abyss of dissatisfaction. In my personal life, so much has happened in the past four …

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Monday Motivation for March 9, 2015

We often feel pressured to put others before ourselves. When we put others before ourselves, we convince ourselves that we’re doing the right thing, no matter what it costs us. I disagree with this philosophy. It is not selfish to put your needs before someone else’s. It is not selfish for you to prioritize your …

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Trust Is Not Earned Or Given, It Is Let Go

Trust isn’t something other people earn from us. Like forgiveness, trust comes from within. Trust means letting go of the fear of being hurt. It means putting the ego aside and accepting people’s presence no matter what they’ve done in the past. Trust and forgiveness go hand-in-hand. They are mere words to describe the same unsettling …

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