Random acts of kindness

Celebrate & Practice Random Acts of Kindness Week (all over the world!)

Random acts of kindnessRemember the Coca-cola ad from this year’s Super Bowl? The soft drink accidentally spilled onto internet servers and suddenly all the mean social comments became ‘sweet’ and kind. (See below.)

That random act of advertising is being lived out this week as February 9-15 is designated as Random Acts of Kindness Week, aka: #RAKweek2015. The goal is to flood social media with kindness, actually random acts of kindness. Why not start with your friends, right?

Per this article on kindness … researchers have shown that generosity is contagious. Goodness spurs goodness, they found: A single act can influence dozens more.

Let’s try it out – let’s practice acts of random kindness this week (and any week) toward our friends – or even those we don’t even know.

Here’s a few ideas …

* Caffeinated Kindness – It’s very simple, yet can make someone’s day. Pay for the car behind you in the drive through lane. Make their grande with a simple gesture of generosity and kindness.

* Text or Tweet your Kindness – Long distance or local, a tweet or text can make someone’s day. Like in the Coke commercial, a short message can be powerful and something as kind as ‘there’s no one like u’ or ‘you’re beautiful’ or ‘i love u’ or any sweet tweet can make her day.

* Facebook your beautiful Face – with a dear friend and acknowledge her friendship. Share a #TBT (Throwback Thursday) of an old photo with an old friend and remind her of the good times you’ve spent together.

How will you celebrate this week of Random Acts of Kindness? How will you make your friends (and others) feel special, loved, appreciated? Try it. And may the kindness of others make your week too!

All you need is love and chocolate, quote

Celebrate Valentine’s Day – or GALentine’s Day (Just celebrate friends!)

All you need is love and chocolate, quoteAll you need is LOVE. But a little CHOCOLATE now & then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz

It’s that week. Sometimes it’s a good week. Sometimes, not so much. To guarantee a great week, take time to recognize and celebrate the relationship that shows you love and friendship – your girlfriends!

And, if you want to make them feel REALLY special, celebrate all the special gals in your life with GALentine’s Day! (February 13th!)

Here’s some great girlfriend advice for GALentine’s Day:

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5 Valentine’s Day Inspired Girlfriend Lessons

All you need is love and chocolate, quoteAll you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. — Charles M. Schulz

Roses are red, violets are blue, BFFs are the best, be they old or new.
 
Silly Valentine’s Poem … but it is a way of reminding us to celebrate female friends as well as this season of love and Valentine’s with these 5 Valentine’s Day Inspired Girlfriend Lessons:

1. Cards, Flowers & Gifts are good – They’re not meant just for ‘lovers.’ They don’t have to be ‘romantic’ gifts. They’re thoughtful and special and will be appreciated. So … send a friend flowers. Write her a silly or sweet card. Give a little gift that shows how much her friendship means to you.
2. Tell your BFF that you love them. It’s kinda silly, but we’re more hesitant sometimes to tell a friend that we love them. Don’t be! Friends love to hear that they’re loved – right?! (Or, if you feel a little ‘strange’ saying it, tell her how much you love her friendship – it’s the same thing.)
3. Make her feel Special – like their friendship is to you. The perfect perfume, a beautiful bangle, delivery of their favorite coffee drink to their office … through a gift or a gift of kindness, show her how special her friendship is to you. Make her feel loved!

4. Chocolate is GOOD – Not many women I know who would turn down chocolate, right? Give her a ‘sweet’ gift – a special treat that she’ll enjoy along with the thought of your friendship.
5. Be there for each other – The best thing about holidays where you celebrate each other is the reminder that we’re here for each other. Be there for her – maybe Valentine’s Day isn’t so happy or she’d like to be reminded how fun her friendship is … be thoughtful and kind and show her you love her and her friendship.

More Sweet Stuff for Girlfriends in this Valentine’s Day season

Valentines day girlfriend gifts under 25 dollars

Valentine Girlfriend Gifts for under $25 :)

Valentines day girlfriend gifts under 25 dollarsYou’ll <3 these Valentine’s Day (or birthday) gift ideas for your girlfriends!

February 14th – that very special day – is right around the corner girlfriends. So just in time to show your appreciation for those girls closest to your heart, we’ve picked out a few, fab, fun gifts to say “Happy Valentine’s Day!” in a personal way. There’s sure to be something perfect (and priced right – $25 or less!) for those who make your life better by being your friends.

Here’s a fun, friendly way to help your girlfriend stay organized and put a smile on her face. This Friendship Wallet is a cute girlfriend gift that features a colorful hand-drawn look with the design feel of a crafter’s original. What really puts this little organizer over the top are the warm words of friendship (Tell her they’re yours!) accompanied by flowers (kinda like our favorite Friendship Flower!). The canvas wallet features an open pocket for cash, a zipper pocket for change, a window slot for an ID and 4 slots for credit cards. So consider this unique gift that she’ll take with her everywhere she goes. She’ll be just a little more organized, and have you to thank for it!

valentines day flash drive girlfriend giftsFun and functional, here are two unique heart-shaped Flash Drives that you can really have some fun with. The Crystal Heart 8GB Flash Drive Necklace or the Double Heart 4GB Flash Drive Keychain (because it takes two to be girlfriends!), you can spend some time “loading” the Flash Drive with photos you’d like to share, video clips or music that say’s “I appreciate your friendship more than you know.” It’s up to you to be inspired in personalizing this drive as a gift. Your girlfriends can carry this with them anywhere and add to the contents by downloading new photos of your adventures together. (& only $6-$14!)

Valentines-day-girlfriend-gift-silver-necklaceSterling Silver Freeform Spiral Necklace – This is one of the most beautiful (and inexpensive) pieces of heart-themed jewelry we’ve come across. Who doesn’t have a girlfriend whose personal style would be brightened by this sparkling piece of art? The pendant comes ready to wear on sterling 18″ chain.  It can comfortably hold up to 4 dangling Loving Family Birthstone Charms. If you like to hear “You shouldn’t have,” in response to the gift you’ve given, you should consider this pendant for that someone special. You’ll both be glad you did.

Answer this question: where can your girlfriends find quick, inexpensive, yet distinctive gifts just right for every occasion? Homespun Gifts from the Heart has put together more than 200 simple, creative gift ideas that your girlfriends can make for birthdays, as hostess gifts, for truly any occasion. The inspiring ideas range form easy Apple Spice Cake to fun recipes for sidewalk chalk and bubbles. These gifts are economical to make and are just the right thing for every special person and occasion. Even if your girlfriend is craft challenged, she’ll delight in the clear and easy directions that accompany every idea. She’ll also find inventive gift basket instructions, creative packaging tips, and delicious gift recipes. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for creative girlfriends to make inexpensive presents for all seasons and all ages.

Valentines day, girlfriend gifts, heart soapWhat says “friendship” more than the fragrance and texture of fine French bar soap on the skin? Little we know of. Consider this elegant European girlfriend gift from the heart – Pre de Provence Soap. You will absolutely delight your girlfriend with this beautiful box Of 4, Camelia/Tea Rose bath bars. These fine soaps by Pre de Provence will give her the perfect excuse to spend an evening pampering herself with a warm bath – and whatever else her girly-girl heart desires.

valentines day, girlfriend gift, handbag hangerWhen your girlfriend is out to lunch or dinner and would rather not have to set her handbag on the floor, she can easily hang her handbag from the table with this Handy Heart Foldable Handbag Hanger. This foldable metal alloy and rubber handbag hangar measures about two inches in diameter and weighs next to nothing. It’s easy to carry design makes it another one of those simply useful gifts that will bring your friendship to mind every time she uses it. (My friend Sandy has one of these & loves it!)

Valentines day, girlfriend gift, crystal heart necklaceIt just might be the perfect gift for a girlfriend with a “sparkling” personality. Here is an adorable sparkling Pink Crystal Double Heart Charm Pendant/ Necklace that says “I value our friendship” is a sophisticated, fashionable way. Besides, what girl doesn’t adore shiny things? The radiant double heart pendant measures approximately 3/4″ in length, and comes on a beautiful silvertone 16″ snake chain. Don’t say we told you so, but this classy piece is perfect for gift giving or for yourself. We’ll keep your secret.

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend- check it out! Don’t forget to make your girlfriends feel special with perfect birthday gifts for women!

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How Are Your New Year’s Resolutions Going? | Girlfriend Guru Advice from Lisa McDaniel Brown

health nutrition expert,forks over knivesWow. It is already the middle of January, girlfriend! Where did those first couple of weeks go?!

Are you still focused on your resolutions? Have you found new resolutions that actually work for you? Health and Fitness Girlfriend Guru Lisa McDaniel Brown hasn’t stuck to all her resolutions either. But she has made some discoveries which she shares with us this week.

New Year’s resolutions—remember those? Perhaps you were one of the millions of people who, just a few weeks ago, vowed to work out more, give up sweets, and eat more veggies and fruits, yada, yada, yada. Maybe you even… Read More

New Year, New Start | Being a Better Friend by Danae Matthews

Being a better friend, being there for friendsNew Year, New Year’s Resolutions. We all think about them; some of us commit to them, and some of us even write them down. Some of us make a resolution to be a better friend to our girlfriends.

What does it mean to be a better friend? Guest blogger Danae Matthews shares her experience realizing what a real friend truly is.

I have a friend, for this story let’s call her Sarah, who quite frequently says to me that she doesn’t need any more friends. Until very recently I chalked up this particular one-liner to be some sort of defense mechanism. You don’t need any more friends?? Who could ever… Read More

New Years Friendship Resolutions | Be a Better Friend | Friendship Circle

Friendship Irene Levine, Best Friend, friendship blogMake 2015 the year that you become a better friend!

The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.
Denis Watley

What are your friendship goals for the coming year?

Why do you need friendship goals?

Okay, back to the basics: The benefits of female friendship are it makes women healthier, happier, less stressed, live longer and feel more … Read More

Free in Being a Good Girlfriend to Me | New Year’s Perspective from Rachel Awes

playground artist guru love lettersEvery New Year is a time to start over. A time to think about the important people (especially important girlfriends) in our lives.

Girlfriend Guru Rachel Awes reminds us that we need to take care of our friends and ourselves. As always, the best things are often free. Free hugs, anyone?

Happy New Year! A new beginning for us all. Fresh snow. Bright sun. Everything is before us and possible. I want to pause and breathe. Take stock of what I need. Be the bear who curls in for a bit to gather energy for all that is ahead. For all I want to be. For all I want to offer my dear friends. I need this rhythm of alternating solitude and community in order to be full. Fit. Free.

This year I will begin with … Read More

Girlfriend Activities for the New Year – Get the Girls Together!

Friendship Wordless WEdnesday Joanne and girlfriendsWe admit it … we want you to make the New Year your best year yet – and the year you focus on being a better friend! One way to do that … spend time with your girlfriends!

Here’s some girlfriend advice from Danielle Collinge about …

Activities for you and your girlfriends to do in the new year

It’s a new year and now it’s time for a new you, or at least a fitter and healthier version of the old you. This is a great time to start something new with your girlfriends, and there are many activities out there that can help you get fit and healthy while you have fun. Why not try going to a yoga class? You can usually find deals where you pay for a bunch of classes in bulk and make an overall saving. Shop around for the best deal and then tell your girlfriends. Yoga can be a great way to improve your body and mind, while giving you and your girlfriends a great chance to gossip before and afterwards.

Or perhaps you might like to try taking a cooking course. This is a great way to learn some new things, and to spend some fun time together with your girlfriends. You could cook the dishes you learn in your cooking class at home and invite your girlfriends around for a catch-up dinner full of chatting about life, fashion and food. You will earn some valuable new techniques that you can use every day and if your new year’s resolution was to eat healthier, then you are very likely to find a few new dishes that agree with you.

If you really want to get fit and active, try going to an aerobics class. They usually last for around an hour and really get your heart pumping. You can go with your girlfriends and motivate each other to work hard. You will feel great after this type of exercise and will definitely notice a difference in your body after you have been doing it for a while?

Thanks Danielle for sharing this guest editorial.

What are your favorite girlfriend activities? Are you going for a NEW YOU in the New Year? Tell us about it!

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If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

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Cheers to a new year Oprah quote

Resting | A New Year’s Perspective for Girlfriends from Guru Rachel Awes

Cheers to a new year Oprah quoteCheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  ~Oprah Winfrey

Is it me, or is this year off to a quick start? We’re really only a few days into the year, but somehow it seems to me time is just flying past.

Girlfriend Guru RACHEL AWES reminds us to slow down and take time to take care of ourselves this year. We want to hear how you are taking time for you in the new year – we think we should all help each other have the best year ever.

The holidays of 2014 have past. It is now January. A new year. A new you. A new me.

In the transition from there to here, might we take a breath together, girlfriend?

How about we claim January as the month of bubble baths? Of naps and gentle walks and book-reading? How about we take out our recipe books and find something fresh to make? With dill and rosemary, lemon and almond? What if we took this month to rest?friendship,rest and recover, rejuvenate

I know my body needs replenishing. I have gotten out of the swing of exercise and healthy eating and resting, and if I am going to stretch well into the gift of another year, then I will need this month to re-fuel. How about each of you?

I send you hugs and an invitation to lavish yourself with all that you need and I also share this recipe with you as I begin … all with love xox, rachel

Fresh Tomato, Avocado, and Pine Nut Pasta Sauce with Balsamic Vinegar

4 large ripe tomatoes
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 avocado, diced
a handful of pine nuts, toasted
a handful of basil leaves, shredded
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
enough spaghetti for 4 people

Soak the tomatoes in boiling water for a couple of minutes to loosen their skins. Skin the tomatoes, remove the hard core, and chop them into a serving bowl. Add the crushed garlic, diced avocado, toasted pine nuts, and basil to the bowl. Sprinkle the balsamic vinegar over the top and fold all of the ingredients together. Cook the spaghetti and drain well. Combine with the pasta sauce and serve immediately.Girlfriend Guru,thankful for friends

(One of my favorite recipes from the book “Superfoods for Healthy Kids” by Lucy Burney)

RACHEL AWES‘ book, “all I did was listen,” endorsed by authors/artists SARK and Kelly Rae Roberts, is available in her store http://rachelawes.etsy.com (photo credit: Carissa Paige)

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healthy friends new years resolution

7 Healthy Ways to Be a Better Friend | New Year’s Resolutions

healthy friends new years resolution If I’d known I was going to live so long, I’d have taken better care of myself.  ~Leon Eldred

We want our girlfriends to be healthy and in our lives for a long time, right? Well, why not get healthier with a friend or a bunch of BFFs? It’s much more fun and likely to be successful. Here’s how:

  • 1. Take a walk with a Girlfriend(s) – Nothing like a few blocks, trails or miles to catch up on our lives and reduce our stress with a little ‘girlfriend therapy.’ Plus, it doesn’t seem like exercise when we’re laughing and sharing stories and time with our favorite walking buddies. Set a regular walking time like every Saturday morning or Tuesday after work. Then schedule anything else around that time. Make exercising, and your friendships, a priority. You’ll be glad (and healthier) you did!
  • 2. Resolve to be Healthier with a Friend – Girlfriends who make resolutions together (like to get healthy/fit) are more successful than when we try to go it alone. Join up with a girlfriend to challenge each other to set and reach your fitness goals. Accountability with a friend is a great way of supporting each other and being healthy together!
  • 3. Start a ‘Get Healthy’ Girlfriend Group – Gather the girls who also want to get healthy and plan fun ways to exercise and enjoy each other’s company together. Encourage your friends to invite their friends who also want to tone up or lose weight. It’s a great way to meet new friends and to enjoy getting healthier together.If id known i was going to live so long quote
  • 4. Join a Gym Together – Nothing like a little girlfriendly-reminder to meet up for a class at the club or a half-hour catching up on side-by-side treadmills. Check with the gym – they probably offer partner discounts for more than one membership.
  • 5. Create a little ‘Friendly Competition’ – Make a bet on who can lose weight or inches by a certain date then encourage each other along the way. Great thing is you both lose which means you both win!
  • 6. Join Weight Watchers or other Diet/Exercise Programs Together – It’s not so fun to try something new alone – much better with a BFF. Start a diet program together then help each other be successful.
  • 7. Celebrate your Success Together – Nothing beats an accomplishment more than celebrating it with someone who helped you reach your goal. Reward yourself for achieving your goals with a non-fattening celebration – like getting a mani-pedi together, or rewarding yourself with a new pair of shoes. :)

What are you and your girlfriends doing to get/stay healthy and fit?

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Lessons Learned, Dreams to Achieve. Happy New Year Girlfriend!

Lessons Learned, Dreams to Achieve. Happy New Year Girlfriend!

“Another New Year & still time for small dreams to come true” – Anonymous

another new year, dreams come trueI have a magnet with that saying on it. It reminds me, year after year to keep dreaming – and that small dreams are important too.

What are your dreams girlfriend? What things, big or small, would you love to see happen (or come true) in 2015?

As friends, we want the best for our girlfriends. We want your happiness, for you to be healthy, for special moments spent together. As friends, we pray that your life is peaceful, your friends and family are safe, that opportunities present themselves in good time and that you collect LOTS of happy memories in the coming year.

A friend shared the following from Evernote. Perhaps it will help you, girlfriend to look back on 2014 with appreciation for the memories formed and lessons learned. And hopefully it will assist you in planning to make 2015 a year filled with love, laughter and, of course, FRIENDS.

Questions for Completing and Remembering 2014Lessons Learned, Dreams to Achieve. Happy New Year Girlfriend!

  • What was your biggest achievement in 2014?
  • What was the smartest decision you made in 2014?
  • What one word best sums up and describes your 2014?
  • What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2014?
  • What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2014?
  • What are you most happy about completing in 2014?
  • What three people had the greatest impact on your life in 2014?
  • What was the BIG risk you took in 2014?
  • What was your biggest surprise in 2014?
  • What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2014?
  • What friend(s) are you most thankful for who impacted your 2014?

Questions for Creating 2015 the Way You Desire:

  • What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2015?
  • What advice would you like to give yourself for living an excellent 2015?
  • What are the major actions you will take to improve your financial situation in 2015?
  • What would you be most happy about completing in 2015?
  • What would you most like to change about yourself in 2015?
  • What are you looking forward to learning in 2015?
  • What will you do to be healthier in 2015?
  • What undeveloped talent are you going to explore in 2015?
  • What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2015?
  • How could you be a better friend in 2015?
  • What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2015?

THANKS TO ALL OUR GIRLFRIENDS for making 2014 AMAZING for Girlfriendology. We’ve grown, we’ve inspired, we’ve cheered each other on. THANK YOU for the humbling gift of your time and interest in female friendship. YOU ROCK! Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and a 2015 filled with health, happiness and wonderful times with friends and family.

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend- check it out! Don’t forget to make your girlfriends feel special with perfect birthday gifts for women!

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If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

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another new year, dreams come true

New Year, New You – Resolve to make 2015 even Better

another new year, dreams come trueAnother New Year & still time for Small Dreams come true. – Unknown

There’s something pure about the New Year. The calendar is clean. Goals and resolution give us renewed faith in making changes. We get to start over. We get to dream of a New Year and, for many of us, a NEW YOU.

A New You in the New Year could mean a healthier you, a thinner you, a more financially secure you. It could be a year of going after your goals and of making those ‘small dreams’ (and definitely the BIG ones) come true. We’re wishing for you a year of HAPPINESS and of BEING A BETTER FRIEND. We’re hoping you resolve to make 2015 a wonderful new year – and that you share it with your girlfriends (and Girlfriendology).

Here’s some girlfriend advice for the coming new year and possibly new you

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend‘ - check it out! Don’t forget to make your girlfriends feel special with perfect birthday gifts for women!

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If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

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New Years Resolution Friendship

10 Ways to make the New Year wonderful & filled with friends! – New Years Resolutions

Cheers to a new year Oprah quoteCheers to a New Year & another chance for us to get it right. – Oprah Winfrey

Do you make New Year Resolutions? And, do you usually keep them?

‘Tis the season for challenging ourselves to be healthier, exercise more and eat less, to read more and watch TV less, to learn a new skill or improve one, to drink more water and possibly less wine, to be a better person and, in the spirit of Girlfriendology, to BE A BETTER FRIEND. (right? RIGHT?!) :)

Resolutions are our annual way to try and make us healthier and happier. Having great girlfriends does the same! The fact is: female friendships lower our blood pressure, reduce stress, make us feel more beautiful and help us live longer! So, why not prioritize friendships as resolution-worthy?

As you consider your New Year’s resolutions, think about these ideas to make the coming year healthy, happy and filled with friends:

  1. 1. Start a girlfriend group – Make getting together with your girlfriends a regular event. Start a book club, knitting group or monthly dinner get-together.
  2. 2. Re-connect with long-distance friends – Find them through Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Switchboard. Make contact and stay in touch. Share photos, memories and updates with the people in your life with whom you share a past and make them part of your future. Who was your best friend in high school – look her up and laugh about old times together.
  3. 3. Establish a habit of friendship – Call a girlfriend every Sunday night or plan a regular lunch date with a local gal pal. Start a girlfriend group and send email updates every Friday so you all know what everyone is up to. Or, plan a happy hour every month and invite all your girlfriends. I promise you’ll look forward to this get-together!New Years Resolution Friendship
  4. 4. Celebrate girlfriends – Commit to sending a birthday card or calling all your girlfriends on their special day. Let them know you’re thinking of them and how much their friendship means to you. Start out by writing down all your friends’ birthdays. Check for birthdays on Facebook and other social media sites for birthday calendars.
  5. 5. Volunteer or take a class with your girlfriends – This is a great New Year’s resolution because you’re doing good – for yourself and/or others. Plan time where you help others or learn together by volunteering or taking classes. Or give back to others in your community through starting a non-profit organization or educating others about great causes/information.
  6. 6. Get Social Online – Start a blog about your life and your friendships. Get your girlfriends involved by asking them to contribute or at least read and comment on it. Post your updates, thoughts, activities, photos and share girlfriend advice others would appreciate. Write a guest blog on your friendships or girlfriend advice for Girlfriendology. Build your online friendships. Often these friendships are just as tight as with friends who live close by.
  7. 7. Meet new friends – Decide to get out more in the coming year and find new friends. Join an organization, introduce yourself to your neighbors, participate in a local charity or group. Network for work connections but also for future friends.
  8. 8. Start a fun girlfriend tradition – Start a tradition of having a party or getting together with your girlfriends for a fun event. Host an Oscars gala or plan a Summer Solstice party. Or find a ‘strange’ day and celebrate it (National Hat Day – Jan. 15, No Socks Day – May 8, Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day – July 1, or Sept. 17– Wear Something Gaudy Day!). Just make it a tradition, take photos and have fun.
  9. 9. Start (and keep) an Exercise Routine with Friends – The best way to stay motivated to workout, is to do it with a friend. I know this for a fact, from experience. Want to skip a day? Your friend(s) will ‘encourage’ you to join them. Added bonus: you’ll get to spend more time with your friend(s). Great benefits of fitness friends!
  10. 10. Create Memories – Create a ‘bucket list’ of things you’ve never done but always dreamed of doing. Now find friends to accompany you on adventurous list checking events. Longed to go sky- or scuba-diving – find girlfriends to join you and make it even more memorable.

As Oprah says … Cheers to a New Year & another chance for us to get it right …

Make the coming year THE YEAR you BE A BETTER FRIEND. You won’t regret it. Make the resolution to be the kind of friend you’d love to have. It’s going to be a GREAT YEAR!

More for New Years Resolutions7 Healthy Ways to Be a Better Friend | New Year’s Resolutions and My New Year’s Wish for my Girlfriends.

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Celebrate friends new years

Our wish for your 525,600 minutes (of 2015) | Happy New Year!

Celebrate friends new yearsLet’s celebrate, remember a year in the life of FRIENDS. – RENT / Jonathan Larson

How do you measure your life? What seasons lie ahead for you in 2015? What will the coming year bring you?

Our hope, as a friend, is that the New Year brings you LOVE. The LOVE of dear friends. The LOVE of family. LOVE of your work, your home, your challenges and accomplishments. LOVE found in your future adventures and hidden between sweet dreams and ‘cups of coffee.’

HAPPY NEW YEAR Dear Girlfriend!

Happy 2015! More than New Years Resolutions – make plans, dream BIG dreams, stretch yourself, want to be better … strive to BE A BETTER FRIEND.

Throughout the year, we’ll be here. Encouraging you. Hopefully inspiring you. Reminding you of the amazing, wonderful, special blessing of FRIENDSHIP. We’ll walk through this year with you as a friend who believes in you, wishes for your happiness, cares about you and your friendships. We’ll cheer for you, pray for your health, give thanks for your role in your friends’ lives, and be grateful for the blessing of friendship in all our lives.

To inspire you, to welcome you to the new year, here’s a wonderful song from RENT about the 525,600 minutes that await you in 2015. Use them well. Appreciate and enjoy them. Feast, laugh, smile and care deeply. Happy New Year Girlfriend!

Things to watch for in 2015 here on Girlfriendology:

By the way, we LOVE guest blogs here at Girlfriendology. Have a great girlfriend story to tell? Want to celebrate your fabulous female friends? SHARE! (And, we also have Girlfriend Gurus – check that out to be featured on Girlfriendology!) SIGN UP for our weekly newsletter and get our FREE eBook ‘30 Days / 30 Ways to Be a Better Friend- check it out! Don’t forget to make your girlfriends feel special with perfect birthday gifts for women! Follow Me on Pinterest More to check out – Facebook.com/Girlfriendology and Twitter/@Girlfriendology where we’re connecting with over 60,000 women (we block guys!) and Pinterest.com/Girlfriendology where we share visual inspiration and great quotes. More Girlfriend Friendship Quotes & did you see our INFOGRAPHIC on ‘What Women Want‘?

If you’re a brand, please contact us and check out more for Brands and Businesses who want to be Girlfriend Recommended. And – THANKS to YOU Girlfriend!

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