What does it mean when we say that someone is ‘warm’? To me, a warm person is someone who is friendly and kind. When you are around them, you feel safe and comfortable, like being curled up in a warm blanket. Warm people are open to connection rather than being ‘cold’ or unfriendly.
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Staying in Touch
Now that the university year has finished, it can also mean friendships formed at university and in classes are lost. It can be a shame when classroom friendships aren’t continued outside of university and you lose touch.
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Not Staying in Touch
To all the people I used to know, I wonder if it ever hits you like it hits me, that we’re just not involved in each other’s lives anymore. A memory pops up in my head, and you’re in it. A party, beach cricket, or sitting down and chatting on public transport. I wonder if […]
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Wanting People to Like Me
‘I guess that’s because of my near-pathological desire to be liked,’ I mused. ‘Really? I never thought you cared whether or not people liked you,’ they replied.
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A New Connection
Have you ever met someone out of nowhere and immediately felt like you had known them for years?
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Shedding Friendships in Your 20s
Growing up in a town of 20,000 people has its perks. Every time I stepped out the front door of my family home, I could expect to see at least one person I knew. During this time, my network of connections was small and concentrated, especially when I attended the same school with the same […]
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LinkedIn brings some interesting thoughts to my mind. I see a lot of attempts to grandstand and promote. I see people feeling forced to add yet another picture, desperately seeking “exposure” and “image”. Sometimes it is almost comical. ‘I am so happy to be a part of a professional organisation like X,’ says the post. […]
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Keeping in Touch with Old Friends
As we move through different stages of our life, we can fall in and out of friendship with people. I particularly found this after school, as I took a gap year and was out of step with my school friends’ lives back home. Even though your closeness may come and go, just because you haven’t […]
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Reminiscing with an Old Friend
Being a tropical girl, I have to admit I appreciate living here in Adelaide where we experience the different seasons. I don’t really like the cold, but I do relish the red wine, hearty food (stews, pasta, and so on), and being able to have a fire and curl up at home with many, many […]
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