Don’t Forget To Check In On Your Tough Friends

One of my most received “compliments,” especially after divulging my story for the first time to someone is, “Wow, I’d never guess you’d been through that. You seem so tough.”   And they’re right. I am pretty tough. And they probably mean it in a really kind, genuine way.  But there are days I don’t want to…

How to Find Quality Friends

Good friends make you laugh, hold you when you cry, and challenge you to be the best version of yourself, but they also boost your health.  Research shows that quality friendships in your 20s are a solid predictor of living to your 70s, and that poor social support has the same  mortality-risk equivalent as smoking 15…