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Cherie Burbach

Friendship April 2012 Archive

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Happy National Honesty Day!

Monday April 30, 2012
One thing I love about all these crazy holidays that celebrate random things is that they help us to highlight things we probably should be doing every day anyways. To ... Read More

Can You Get More Facebook Friends If You're Good Looking?

Friday April 27, 2012
I'm not sure how much I buy into the believe that if you're better looking, you'll have more friends. But a report on the NY Daily News said that it ... Read More

You Call That an Apology?

Thursday April 26, 2012
I was watching Real Housewives of New Jersey (RHONJ) the other night (which was their season premiere - did you see it?) and there was an issue of an apology ... Read More

Differences Between Adult and Teenage Friendships

Wednesday April 25, 2012
I was hanging around with some younger (teenage) family members the other day, and of course I couldn't resist asking them about their friendships. I was interested in finding out ... Read More

When Was the Last Book Signing You Went To?

Tuesday April 24, 2012
Here's a good idea for something to do with a bookish, nerdy, geeky, introverted, or intellectual friend: go to a book signing. Book signings bring out all kinds of folks ... Read More

Friendship Bracelet Watches

Monday April 23, 2012
I love this idea about upcycling an old watch and making a friendship bracelet band for it. Friendship bracelets are good for small gifts because they are colorful, easy to ... Read More

Happy Earth Day!

Sunday April 22, 2012
In honor of Earth Day, I've got a couple ideas for gift giving that involve reusing old materials, and giving gifts that can be used in different ways. First, if you've ... Read More

Friendship Quote by Henry David Thoreau

Saturday April 21, 2012
I came across this wonderful quote by Henry David Thoreau on Twitter the other day that was posted by @99simpleways, that said: "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." Do ... Read More

The Challenge of Self-Awareness

Friday April 20, 2012
Have you ever had a friend get really mad at you, and you were clueless as to why? Or do you continually find yourself wondering what is wrong with other ... Read More

Treating Others As You Would Like to Be Treated

Thursday April 19, 2012
Someone asked me the other day what the Golden Rule really was, and what it meant for us today. I thought it was a great question, especially as we try ... Read More

Is She Serious About Getting Back Together as Friends?

Wednesday April 18, 2012
Someone wrote in recently about seeing an old friend after several years. In the last years of their friendship, things had turned negative. When she saw the friend again, she ... Read More

Making Gift Bags From Newspaper

Tuesday April 17, 2012
I really liked this idea of reusing newspaper to make gift bags. I think this is something you could do with old book pages too if the book was large ... Read More

Meet New Politically-Minded Friends This Year

Monday April 16, 2012
One of the most common questions I get is about how to meet new friends. If you're looking for a few new pals, I've got good news for you. This ... Read More

How Are You Doing on Your Resolutions?

Sunday April 15, 2012
We're a few months into the new year, and some of you are making great strides on your goals. We can make resolutions for any area of our life, of ... Read More

Larry Bird and Magic Johnson Talk Friendship

Saturday April 14, 2012
I enjoy hearing about people who are competitors but then end up becoming friends. I think people who frequently compete against each other are often in a unique position that ... Read More

Wilson Phillips and Friendship

Friday April 13, 2012
I was watching Piers Morgan the other night on CNN, and Wilson Phillips was on there. You remember Wilson Phillips? They had a couple hit songs about 20 years ago. ... Read More

Writing Down the Unwritten Rules

Thursday April 12, 2012
You've all heard the saying "unwritten rules" of friendship, right? Things like dating a friend's ex are considered wrong, but no one talks about them. Well I thought it was ... Read More

When You Assume

Wednesday April 11, 2012
You know the joke about assuming right? (You make an ASS out of U and ME.) It's so true. Assuming can cause plenty of problems in a friendship because it ... Read More

Chris Wallace and the Friendship He Had With His Dad

Tuesday April 10, 2012
For some, being friends with a parent is an easy thing. They had a good childhood, their parents treated them right, and when they entered adulthood they easily made the ... Read More

Winston Churchill Day

Monday April 9, 2012
I love little bits of trivia like this: Today is Winston Churchill Day. What is that you ask? It's the day that Churchill was made an Honorary Citizen of the ... Read More

Had Any Political Arguments With a Friend Lately?

Friday April 6, 2012
Political season is here, and if you're like most people, you've probably been annoyed by your friend's opinions. It happens! We can't all be 100% alike, and why would we ... Read More

Fun at Work Day

Thursday April 5, 2012
Today is officially "Fun at Work Day." Did you know that? So let me ask you, are you in a job that is fun to you? Early on I used to ... Read More

When You're the Newbie at Work

Wednesday April 4, 2012
You know that feeling when you've just started a new job, and you go home at night completely overwhelmed because of everything you had to learn? Then, you realized you'd ... Read More

Does Your Friend Have a Big Ego?

Sunday April 1, 2012
I recently talked about the common friendship frustrations that people have, and while I didn't mention ego or personality issues, that certainly could be added to the list. After all, ... Read More

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