Conversational Finesse

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Even with the best of conversational intentions, you can feel the misstep. The trust is tenuous, but growing, and then it happens. Too much is asked and the conversation narrows.
“Note to world: curiosity killed the chat.” Philip Galanes

Trust The Gap

A young friend of mine years ago told me to, “Just tell them. They may not like it at the moment, but they’ll hear you.”
One perspective that I hold is that people do hear others even though it may take time for the comment to sink in. One telling is usually enough, too. It certainly goes both ways – if it’s a rich relationship.
Sometimes people need years to “hear it”, but it will happen. That’s the art of good communication.

Putting Friends First

Friends deserve to waste some time together, in a new place, seeing new sights, and getting into some mischief. Time spent together makes a friendship thrive and bloom.
Love Vancouver, BC! People in Vancouver are truly nice and helpful…don’t think I’ve ever said this before about a place.

If Invited, Say YES

Spontaneity equals fun. When someone invites you, go. There is always fun to be done if we show up. Bring your warm personality with you.
No invitations? Time for you to invite?

Make a Lunch Date with Someone

Studies show that the happiest people are those who spend 4-6 hours with other people. I believe this because it causes us to expend energy thinking about and interacting in another person’s world for a change. Lunch outside in the sunshine makes everything so much nicer…no matter what it is.

Differences in Men and Women Meeting as Strangers

As we age, women will look at our peers to catch a clue of how to move, maintain composure, try a new style or turn a phrase. Often, we then smile at each other and gently chat.
Men of the same age, move purposely, visually size each other up…and almost never smile or begin a conversation.
Just saying…

A Place For Conversation

“We need more conversation about ideas, not people.” Linda Iovino
I was drawn to this spot because it had no electronics or distractions, just beauty. It’s a place for friends to gather.

Life Advice

“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people straight.” Hannah Whitall Smith

Slip Out For Lunch Today

Go to – you know the spot – and have lunch today. Take along a person who is destined to be a new friend. If someone is going to have an adventure today, it might as well be you.Image,

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