Archive for December, 2008

My Christmas Bailout: An Open Letter to My Friends

Published: December 4, 2008 | Last Updated: December 5, 2008 By | 1 Reply Continue Reading

Here are my top ten reasons for opting out of Christmas this year. I’ve clarified my priorities so I won’t be in the position of begging for an economic bailout after the holidays. 1) I’m reducing my carbon footprint and saving gas by not going to the malls or ordering by mail, and I’ll save […]

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Just for Fun: Huru Humi Contest Winner – Alexis Moreno of New City, New York

Published: December 3, 2008 | Last Updated: December 3, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

Congrats to the winner of the HURI HUMI Photo Contest: Alexis Moreno of New City, New York. Alexis’ entry (she’s top center) captured the joy of being surrounded by friends.   The second place winner was Judith Kirkwood of Madison, Wisconsin.   Thanks for entering and reading my blog. Your own HURI HUMI electronic friends […]

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Reader Q & A: The sadness of letting go

Published: December 3, 2008 | Last Updated: December 3, 2008 By | 2 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene,   I’m so glad that I happened upon this website. I’ve been struggling with my relationship with my long-time, former-best-friend Linda. It’s been a gradual deterioration over the last couple of years and a long grieving process. I’m trying to figure out if this friendship is worth salvaging or if I just […]

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Reader Q & A: Dealing with a pattern of fractured friendships

Published: December 1, 2008 | Last Updated: December 1, 2008 By | 11 Replies Continue Reading

QUESTION:   Dear Irene: Add me to the list of people who stumbled upon your blog with relief. It’s really good for me to hear that this is not an entirely uncommon problem, and some of the posts on this blog have been very helpful to me.   I’m definitely one of those people who […]

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Reader Q & A: Help! New friend is too much

Published: December 1, 2008 | Last Updated: December 22, 2008 By | Reply Continue Reading

QUESTION Dear Irene:   A few months ago I met a woman and her daughter at a children’s event. We hit it off and even though her daughter is considerably younger than mine, we got together for a few playdates. The problem? She calls me everyday to complain about how hard it is to figure […]

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