Discover insightful articles, personal stories, and practical advice to enhance your friendships and cultivate lasting bonds. From building new connections to navigating challenges, this category offers a wealth of inspiration and guidance to foster strong and fulfilling friendships. Join us on this journey of camaraderie, support, and the beauty of authentic connections at Life by Kathleen.

The best quotes celebrating friendship to share with friends


There are many different types of friends that you need in life. You need a best friend, an old friend, one that makes you laugh and many more. Here are some friendship quotes that you can share with them. What is the meaning of friendship? A friendship is a deep, meaningful and reciprocal connection between two people. It's built on many foundations including trust, understanding, support as well as shared interests and experiences. Great friends enrich our lives with companionship, a sense of belonging, unwavering support and cherished memories. I know and love the privilege of friendship. Where can I [...]

The best quotes celebrating friendship to share with friends2023-09-25T13:12:17+10:00

Friendship Green Flags: Signs You’re a Good Friend


Friendship plays a crucial role in enhancing emotional well-being, fostering personal growth, and improving your overall quality of life. Genuine friendships provide invaluable support and validation through shared experiences and lifelong companionship. These essential elements contribute to cultivating happiness, building resilience, and nurturing a deep sense of belonging. What are friendship green flags? Friendship green flags are the opposite of red flags. They are a good sign that you have a healthy relationship and are a good friend to others. Understanding the importance of these green flags is pretty important. They help you in promoting positive and fulfilling connections. Real [...]

Friendship Green Flags: Signs You’re a Good Friend2023-09-27T15:17:24+10:00

The Types of Friends Everyone Needs in Life


Surrounding yourself with a bunch of amazing friends is one of the secrets to an amazing life. Having a diverse group of friends can keep things interesting. And you’ll be able to turn to different types of friends to help you through different areas of your life. You’ll also find there are a few trends between different groups of friends. Why we need friends Friends make life better. They help steer us in the right direction They provide us with a sense of belonging. Which is incredibly important when you are trying to find your place in the world. They [...]

The Types of Friends Everyone Needs in Life2023-09-27T11:54:29+10:00

Red flags and toxic friendship: what to look out for


Some friendships last and some don’t. And sometimes a friend literally becomes a family member. But there is a saying that goes something like there are three friends in life. Friends for a reason, friends for a season and friends for a lifetime. And I think that holds true. Just like relationship red flags, friendship red flags can be subjective. So here are some clues that will help you determine where your unhealthy friendships might be heading. The way you feel after spending time with them I have one friend who I have been friends with for 10+ years. But I [...]

Red flags and toxic friendship: what to look out for2023-09-27T15:18:11+10:00

The Secrets to Maintaining Adult Friendships


Maintaining adult friendships can be difficult. It’s not like high school, where you see each other every day. You actually have to put in some effort to keep them alive. I guess you could say adult friendships are like plants. You need to care for them. A little bit of this and a little bit of that to keep things just right. So here are my top secrets to maintaining adult friendships. The benefits of friendship Friendships play a crucial role in our overall well-being and happiness. And that doesn’t change in adulthood. They provide us with a social support [...]

The Secrets to Maintaining Adult Friendships2023-09-27T12:31:56+10:00

A Grazing Table Shopping List To Feed A Crowd


The old bikkies and dip have come a long way since I was a kid. Now it’s all Instagram-worthy spreads, specialty cheese and the latest food trends. It goes by many names like grazing board, grazing table, grazing plate, grazing platter, charcuterie board, charcuterie table, and antipasto. But whatever you call it, it’s an easy way to feed a crowd and almost always looks too good to eat. A few months ago I went to a lunchtime birthday party where they had a large grazing table. There were quite a lot of adults at the party and I kept wondering [...]

A Grazing Table Shopping List To Feed A Crowd2023-09-27T15:28:38+10:00

How To Host A Clothing Swap


I love any excuse to get together with my friends and a clothing swap is no exception! I have this one close friend that I am always borrowing clothes from. I had one of her dresses for three years! Three years! I hope that at then end of your clothing swap you only own beautiful clothes. What is a clothing swap? A clothing swap can be a great way to get rid of some of your unwanted clothes and pick up some fresh ones without the financial outlay of new clothes. The concept of a clothing swap is based on [...]

How To Host A Clothing Swap2023-09-07T13:29:39+10:00

19 Girls Night Activities and Ideas For Your Next Night Off


Girls night activities are a great way to bond with your female friends and have fun. Whether you're looking for a relaxing evening at home or a night out on the town, there are plenty of options to choose from. Why have a girls night? A girls night is the best way to have a good time with your group of friends. It can be hard to enjoy a great night with your friends when everyone has different commitments. From partners, to work, to kids and other family members. Having a girls night can be a fun and enjoyable way [...]

19 Girls Night Activities and Ideas For Your Next Night Off2023-09-27T12:19:29+10:00

How To Have The Ultimate Girls Night


I started organising a monthly Girl's Night with my friends as a way to improve my relationships, a major focus for me in 2018. We all get busy with work, family, and other commitments. We often don’t make time to catch up with those that have been there for us. Life just gets away from you sometimes. So I decided I wanted to do something about it. In the last two years, most of my friends have had children. None of us has had much time for ourselves let alone time to catch up or have a night off. What is [...]

How To Have The Ultimate Girls Night2023-09-27T12:20:10+10:00

How to Get Out of Toxic Friendships (plus warning signs)


Breaking up with someone you love is a complicated process. But what's more difficult to comprehend is ending a friendship. When you consider the amount of history both of you share, you might feel tempted to stay put in a toxic relationship. That may mean putting up with a lot of drama, unhealthy events, and unnecessary competition. You may think it's a small price to pay for fear of finding out how your friend will react. Or worse, you might worry they will share your darkest secrets with the world. Regardless of your thoughts and fears, ending a toxic friendship [...]

How to Get Out of Toxic Friendships (plus warning signs)2023-02-08T12:49:36+11:00

101 Girls Night Cocktails (and mocktails) For Your Next Ladies Night


The only place you need to search for the perfect drink for your next girl’s night. Whether it's a bachelorette party, a movie night or just quality time building a female friendship, these drinks are sure to take your girls' night to the next level. Before you even look at new recipes, you will need some basic tools and equipment to make even the simplest drinks. large pitcher strainer jigger muddler bar spoons cocktail shaker cocktail glass cocktail toppers like umbrellas Or try cocktail kits that have everything you need. And don’t forget the ice cubes! Are you ready for [...]

101 Girls Night Cocktails (and mocktails) For Your Next Ladies Night2023-09-27T12:37:08+10:00

40+ Unique Charcuterie Board Ideas For Your Next Party


A spread to feed a crowd that goes by many names. Charcuterie Grazing Table Grazing Plater Mezze Antipasto Snack Plate (as my daughter calls it) Whatever you call it. It's delicious, simple and always a party pleaser. You can put in as much or as little effort as you like. There are different charcuterie board ideas to suit any budget, occasion, diet and age group. With a selection of things like smoked salmon, cured meats, too many cheeses I can't pronounce, seasonal fruits and something sweet, these unique charcuterie board ideas will make it easy next time you need to [...]

40+ Unique Charcuterie Board Ideas For Your Next Party2023-06-20T07:40:27+10:00

How To Manifest Friends


Ever wondered how to manifest friends? I have. And the good news is yes, you can manifest friends. In fact, you can manifest almost anything! But there are a few important things you need to know about the easy steps to successful manifesting. What is manifestation? In short, manifestation is the law of attraction. It's the practice of thinking certain positive thoughts in order to make them your reality. By having a clear vision of what you want, and using one or more methods below, you can manifest almost anything. Manifestation methods Before you get manifesting, you will need to [...]

How To Manifest Friends2023-09-27T12:02:04+10:00

How to make friends at 30 (or any age)


In my early 20s, I used to complain to my husband all the time that I didn't have any close female friends. And his reply was always the same. He told me I would make friends with the school mums when we had children. Fast forward about ten years, and I have a few best friends and a wider friend group that I consider to be my close friends. And funnily enough, they aren't other school mums. A few things you need to know before making friends: You will need to put yourself out there with an open mind (this [...]

How to make friends at 30 (or any age)2023-02-08T13:59:47+11:00
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