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#Women's Friendships

The Social Sex: A History of Female Friendship

Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. | Posted 10.07.2015 | Books
Renate Stendhal, Ph.D.

It happens that the right book of the moment shows up right on your doorstep: The Social Sex: A history of Female Friendship, by Marilyn Yalom, co-written with Theresa Donovan Brown, was presented fresh off the press at my favorite local bookstore, The Book Passage, in Corte Madera.

Celebrating International Women's Friendship Month: Build Friendships Worth Protecting

Susan Skog | Posted 09.15.2015 | Women
Susan Skog

Besties shore us up so we can breathe in, step out, and shine on, whether in business, politics or at school. When your female tribe's behind you, you feel less vulnerable, maybe even invincible, right? And who can relate to what you go through in life more than another woman?

The Friendship Formula

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 03.29.2015 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

On Sunday, I sat at the front of the room with my phone in my hand, keeping time, as I looked out at a room full of women laughing, talking and leanin...

3 Ways to Increase Meaningful Connection This Holiday Season

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 02.08.2015 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

The caricature of women during the holiday season is a frazzled, exhausted, pressure-filled, and over-extended one. I'm not entirely sure how true that is anymore.

The Test that 70% of Us Are Failing

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 10.26.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Researchers are scratching their heads trying to figure out why it's so rare to have women talking to each other about something other than men.

How Important Is Chemistry in a Friendship?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Think of some of your closest friends and try to image just meeting them at a coffee shop as strangers the first time, not knowing anything about them -- would you be so blown away by every single one of them, convinced you needed to see them again soon? Not likely.

Many or Few: What's the Best Recipe for Friendship

Janis Kupferer | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Janis Kupferer

What is the right number of friends for you, has that number changed over your life and have you found yourself wanting more friendships?

What Keeps a Woman Writing? Other Women Who Write.

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Holly Robinson

Any woman who works knows there isn't enough time in the day to get everything done. Even before we start our paid jobs, we've put in hours of lab...

Why I'm Glad the Cool Mom Cliques Don't Want Me

Pauline Gaines | Posted 06.04.2014 | Parents
Pauline Gaines

The good thing about going through a lot of bad stuff is that you figure out what matters. While I would have liked the resources to entertain more, or to travel with friends, I've cultivated great friendships by having people over for potlucks.

If You Do These 6 Things For A Single Mom, She'll Be Forever Grateful

Pauline Gaines | Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce
Pauline Gaines

The relentlessness of single parenthood is draining. You can't afford to develop a major health problem because no one else is around to take care of your kids. You can't afford to lose your job, or segue to part-time work, because no one else will pay your rent.

10 Reasons There's Nothing Like Female Best Friends

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.06.2013 | Women

"A friendship between college girls is grander and more dramatic than any romance," wrote Lena Dunham's character Hannah Horvath in "Girls." We'd argu...

How I Forgave Myself Post-Split

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.15.2012 | Divorce
Brandi Megan Granett

When you forgive yourself, you pay homage to that which is human in you -- the capacity to never stop learning and growing. When you forgive, you let go.

The Surprising Benefit Of Daycare

Farah L. Miller | Posted 03.22.2012 | Parents
Farah L. Miller

In light of all the worrying I do, any news about the benefits of using childcare makes me feel warm and fuzzy. And, this week, an article brought up a whole new argument in favor.

What a Shame

Nina Lorez Collins | Posted 08.15.2011 | Women
Nina Lorez Collins

People screw up every day, and people suffer; that's the human condition. Sharing our stories, being supportive, offering some ideas for a path out, that's what love and friendship and art are for.

Friendships Help Women Do Balancing Acts

Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi Lipper and Cerina Vincent

This charming and sensitive novel is about four women who reunite on the yoga mat ten years after their college graduation, and how their yoga practice and friendships help each of them find balance in their lives.

The Secret Lives of Women and their Book Groups

Joanne Rendell | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanne Rendell

A book group offers so much more than just reading -- especially to women. They offer an escape from families, demanding kids, the laundry, and the drone of a ball game.