Summer Friendships, Type A Friends & Girlfriend Gifts – Trifecta of fun (:

Friendship Summer GirlfriendsIt’s officially summer and it’s officially FUN to hang out with Friends in this season of sun!

Happy Summer Sista-Friends! Did you have a great Summer Solstice? Celebrating some girlfriend summer birthdays? It’s a great season to get-together with your friends for Book Club, appetizers, wine or whatever!

It’s a great time of year to spend time with your friends!

Friendship Type A Conference Debba RachelI recently spend some fab time with wonderful women of the blogosphere at Type A Conference. It was a great conference, in a great city (I <3 Asheville NC!) and I was honored to be one of the speakers. Watch for a recap of this event as well as links to some wonderful women of the web. (It was fun giving out GFF stickers – did you get one? You can – check out the link!)

And, the great times with girlfriends continue this summer at the Bloggy Conference (speaking again – come see me!). And plan a weekend with your girlfriends in September at the ‘Hot Glue Gun Girls Weekend‘ – shopping, creative activities and girlfriends. (Don’t get tired of me, but I’ll be speaking there too!)

p.s. If you’re planning to go to BlogHer or other blogger conferences, The UPS Store is sponsoring a #Print4BlogHer program to get ready (and be prepared to go after your dreams there). Each week I write a guide to getting ready – like these on Branding/Marketing and Goals/Strategy your blog. Join us – for BlogHer or whatever conference you’re attending. That’s what girlfriends do, we help each other go after our dreams!

Friendship Xina SyBathing Suit Season & the Girlfriend to help you walk around in Confidence!

It was kinda funny on our recent Girlfriend Cruise. To be honest, I hadn’t been in public in a bathing suit in public in ten years (seriously!). I wish I’d met our guest for this week’s BlogTalkRadio/Girlfriendology show on Friday (2-2:30pm ET, 11am PT).

Meet: XINA SY. Xina is a speaker, teacher, inspirationalist, and body-positive-activist. She has been speaking for well over 20 years about being a REAL WOMAN. She has been featured in Oprah Magazine, on the Montel Williams Show, CNN, and Fox Good Day Atlanta. And this week on, she’ll share her girlfriend advice on having a positive body image and loving who you are.

Join us for this week’s BlogTalkRadio/Girlfriendology show on Friday (2-2:30pm ET, 11am PT).

Be a Better Friend – the Summer Special –>  aka: “SummerSpecial”  (:

Make this the summer you become a better friendseriously (what a great goal to have, right?). Here’s a little summer reading to make a big difference in your friendships and your appreciation of your girlfriends.

Friendship Girlfriendology 101Girlfriendology 101: Simple Steps to More Fulfilling Friendships (our eBook, released earlier this year) shares:

  • 5 Benefits of female friendship
  • Answers the question: Aren’t guy friends the same?
  • 7 Ways you can be a better friend
  • 5 Steps to forgiving a friend and saving the friendship
  • 5 Ways to go above and beyond being just a ‘good friend’
  • 3 Great ways to make your friend feel as special as her friendship is to you
  • 5 Girlfriend traditions you can start with your friends
  • How girlfriends are like ‘shoes’ – and you need lots of different kinds of them!
  • Talks about the one female friendship ‘thing’ not covered on

And, for your summer reading enjoyment, it’s 35% off through Labor Day as our ‘Summer Special’ – with, you guessed it, promotional code: “SummerSpecial” – check it out! Make this the Summer your become a better friend!

p.s. And we’re always looking for women to share their wisdom in our line of Girlfriendology Guides! If you’d like to be an author or sell as an affiliate, we’d LOVE to work with you! Favorites

Have you stopped by (We’re at almost 17,000 female Facebook friends – have you shared with your girlfriends lately? Please do!) Everyday on Facebook we share inspiring quotes, fab /funny/female-friendly videos (posted each day at lunch), and links to things you’d share with a girlfriend. This week’s Facebook favorites: “What great thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined … to strengthen each other … to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” — Mary Anne Evans (pen name: George Eliot)

“A FRIEND never defends a husband who gets his wife an electric skillet for her birthday.” Erma Bombeck (-;

“Love is shown in your deeds, not in your words.” #quote Fr. Jerome Cummings Show your friends how much you LOVE them! “When we seek for connection, we restore the world to wholeness. Our seemingly separate lives become meaningful as we discover how truly necessary we are to each other.” — Margaret Wheatley

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art … it has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.” #quote C.S. Lewis

“A life without love is like a year without summer.” ~Swedish Proverb Celebrate Summer with the friends you love (:

“As we go on, we remember, all the times we had together. And as our lives change, come whatever, we will still be, friends forever” (: Today’s girlfriend video lunch break

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Beauty has no age limit. Be ‘pro-age’ girlfriends!


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