Loss of Friends: Moments of Lonely

I don’t want to move anymore! The patience it takes for that whole process has “left the building!” I keep reminding myself that the upside to settling in a new town is the opportunity to explore and to meet new people but, darn, I miss my old people! The loss I’ve...

The Comfort of Knowing Your Neighbors

The doorbell doesn’t ring often at our house. “Dropping in” doesn’t happen much anymore, so it’s a nice surprise when it does. It’s Sunday afternoon, and I’m in the kitchen with the fridge open, mentally sorting out leftovers for dinner. Ding… Dong…...

Socializing Benefits Your Health – 10/08

My son said something recently that hit home, “We don’t see our friends much anymore. We’re in our own little world.” It’s so easy to get enveloped by what needs to be done every day, especially if you’re still raising children, working, and trying to keep up with the...