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    How To Make New Friends

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    It’s important to keep expanding your social circle, both for personal and professional reasons. However, meeting new people can be a bit more challenging as adults. Here is how to make a few new friends and acquaintances.

    Start With Who You Know

    Odds are you already have at least a few people that you would like to know better. This might be another parent from your kid’s school, a regular in your yoga class, a colleague at work, or a friend of a friend. Send them a message and invite them for coffee or lunch.

    Put Yourself Out There

    The best way to meet new people is to put yourself out there which will require you to ramp up your social calendar. Set a goal to head to 2 to 4 events or activities a week where you will have the chance to meet new people. Most importantly, don’t be shy about exchanging your contact information.

    Take Your Time

    Don’t be too quick to size someone up, as friend potential is not always immediately apparent. One that same note, don’t just look for friends who are like your current friends or who are just like you. You, of course, need common ground but the more diverse the interests and thought process you are exposed to the more you will open your mind to the endless possibilities of life.

    It takes time to make a marble jar friend but it’s surprisingly fast to make at least a few casual acquaintances, who in time may become a bestie.

  • How To See Beyond Your Personal Experiences

    How To See Beyond Your Personal Experiences 

    As challenging, complex, and beautiful our personal life experiences are we must never lose sight of the fact that our experience is not everyone’s experience. Here is how to see beyond ourselves and…

  • Not Feeling The Holiday Spirit?

    Not Feeling The Holiday Spirit? 

    Whether you are down and out, it’s your first single holiday in a while, or you are so busy that you feel like you don’t have the time—these tips will help you…

  • Meaningful Gift Ideas

    Meaningful Gift Ideas 

    Whether you are purchasing for a minimalist who doesn’t want more stuff, or you simply want to give the perfect gift—these ideas will help.  An Experience: vacation, vacation excursion, local niche…

  • First Minimalist Christmas
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    Your First Minimalist Christmas

    Let’s be honest, your first minimalist Christmas may be a challenge. Here are some tips to make it easier. Decorate! Even if you have already done a major purge, your Christmas…

  • Who Are Your Marble Jar Friends?

    Who Are Your Marble Jar Friends?

    Thanks to the groundbreaking research performed by Dr. Brené Brown and her team I have a new way of defining my friendships. Beyond the difference between acquaintances and friends, I know…