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Brookhaven Retreat Blog - For inspiration, growth & a fresh perspective.

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A Girl and Her Father

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World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

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How to Stock Your Pantry: The Essentials

National Pomegranate Month

National Pomegranate Month

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Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry with Black Bean Sauce

Addicted to Food

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

Taylor Swift and Anxiety

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Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

Maureen O’Hara—A Legacy

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Black Lentil Beet Salad

Black Lentil Beet Salad

Helping One Another

Helping One Another

Mental Illness Awareness

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Women, You ARE Beautiful!

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Unconditional Worth

Unconditional Worth

Empowering or Disheartening?

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Pappardelle with Roasted Winter Squash, Arugula, and Pine Nuts

Coping with Anger

Art in the News

Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Fashion Trends: The Knit Cap

Alone Time

Chicken with Artichoke-Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

The Arms of Irony

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Focus the Mind, Reap the Rewards

Chocolate Avocado Cookies

The Necessity of Silence

The Necessity of Silence

Recovery

Recovery

Service with Style

Vietnamese Grilled Steak with Portobellos and Mint-Cilantro Mojo

Family Illness And The Dog

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Know Who You Are

The Body and Soul - 5 Ways to Relax

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Music—It’s More Than Noise

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Cherishing Friendships

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 21:36  by Jessica W.

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

Maintaining friendships can be a difficult task amongst life’s hectic schedule. As we get older, we often focus our lives on work and family, but it is important that we not neglect friendships. Taking time out of the day to write letters to our friends who have touched us and inspired us is a small act of friendship that will boost their mood and even our own.

Our friends have shaped who we are today. Starting from the days on the playground, to the friends we’ve made at work; each friendship has helped us grow and played a major role in our social development. They improve our self-confidence and self-worth, as well as our feeling of belonging and purpose. In doing so, stress and depression become minimized.

Good friends support us through thick and thin. Throughout life we will have ups and downs, but having someone there to support us and advise us along the way makes dealing with life’s stresses just a little bit easier. A friend who is willing to listen and reinforce that we are not alone can be therapeutic, helping us to better cope with anxiety and stress.

Maintaining friendships takes effort, but the benefits of keeping those special friendships makes the effort worthwhile. Showing our friends that we cherish them is a simple but effective way to bring happiness to their lives, as well as our own.

Last modified on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 21:42

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