Can’t keep up? 3 ways to simplify your social calendar

Sometimes we let life get in the way of our relationships. How often have you been too busy or too tired to invite a friend for a movie or a cup of coffee? How often have you felt overwhelmed with everything you need to get done, and found yourself turning down the enjoyable moments or events that friends invite you to?

It doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are three tips to help you free up your time so that you can spend it building and maintaining your relationships with friends, family, and everyone who matters to you.
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How to take charge of meeting new people

This is largely attitude. If you want to meet new people, and you don’t live someplace too remote for internet (since you’re reading this, I assume you don’t), you can take charge of meeting new people.

I know this sounds impossible to some people. And like a platitude to others. But it’s true. Keep in mind that, growing up, I had no idea how to meet people. None. And I was in public schools with fair sized classes. I was in Girl Scouts. I was in the city choir. I was “meeting” people all the time, but the meetings didn’t count, didn’t matter because I didn’t know how to make them stick. Continue reading


head and shoulder image of Tam FragerIt’s a new year, and with that I’m starting a new blog. I know, there are millions of blogs out there, so why start another one?  Well, that’s the wonderful thing about the internet — there’s room for everyone, and it’s likely that  something I say will strike a chord for someone.

So what is the point of my blog?

I want people to connect.  I see so many people, every day, who wish they knew how to reach out to another person, or who wish someone would reach out to them. Everyone is lonely sometimes, and we all need other people. This blog is meant to help people learn to make those connections.
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